Biden Trends After Awkward Campaign Moment, Trump Responds

Joe Biden was trending on Twitter Wednesday morning due to a particularly awkward moment during his campaign rally in Kissimmee, Florida, the night before.

During the Hispanic Heritage Month event, the Democratic presidential nominee pulled out his phone and played “Despacito,” a once number-1 hit on pop radio, from his cell phone.

“I just have one thing to say,” Biden said, approaching the stage.

“Hang on here,” he adds before pulling out his phone and playing the song by Luis Fonsi, who introduced Biden.

“I’ll tell you what, if I have the talent of any one of these people, I’d be elected president by acclamation.”

Watch the moment below via Twitchy:

The decision to play the song was met with criticism online, but the Washington Examiner reports it made more sense in the context of the event:

Louis Fonsi, the singer who recorded “Despacito,” was one of the people who spoke at the event before Biden. The Puerto Rican singer talked about how his hit song represented “the best of this country, even with the president in the White House trying to divide us.”

“One song, En Español, broke all the barriers across cultures, languages, and ages,” Fonsi said. “‘Despacito’ proved to me that in this country, we will never be defined by our differences, and no matter who is president, Latinos and Latinas will always have a place here.”

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Actress Eva Longoria and singer Ricky Martin were also among those who made brief speeches before Biden took the stage.

As Twitchy reports, the lyrics of the song are seductive in nature and do not bode well online as Biden faces accusations of sexual assault.

Billboard reports the lyrics of the song, translated to English, read:


I want to breathe in your neck slowly

Let me murmur things in your ear

So that you remember if you’re not with me


I want to undress you in kisses slowly

Firmly in the walls of your labyrinth

And of your body, I want to create a manuscript

Someone on the internet also turned the exchange into a meme by changing the audio of the song to the explicit N.W.A. song “F*** The Police.”

The censored song lyrics are below:

F*** the police comin’ straight from the underground
A young n**** got it bad ’cause I’m brown
And not the other color so police think
They have the authority to kill a minority
F*** that s***, ’cause I ain’t the one
For a punk m*********** with a badge and a gun

Trump shared the manipulated video, tweeting: “What is this all about?”