Former President Barack Obama is demanding that South Carolina media immediately take down a TV ad paid for by the pro-Trump group, Committee to Defend the President, which is not affiliated with the Trump campaign.
Attorneys representing the former president are filing a cease-and-desist letter against the group behind the ad, claiming it purpously used language from Obama's book out of context in order to attack presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Watch the ad below.
Breaking: Obama is filing a cease and desist against @Defend_Trump to have this South Carolina tv ad to be removed.— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) February 26, 2020
Let’s make it viral. RT!
Great job @ChadBanghart & @TedHarvey
Read a full transcript of the television spot below.
Joe Biden promised to help our community. It was a lie. Here's President Obama:
‘Plantation politics — black people in the worst jobs, the worst housing, police brutality rampant. But when the so-called black committeemen came around election time, we'd all line up and vote the straight Democratic ticket — sell our souls for a Christmas turkey.’
Enough. Joe Biden won't represent us, defend us, or help us. Don't believe Biden's empty promises.
About the Committee to Defend the President https://t.co/OHt4OEw1zQ— DeepClips (@DeepClips) February 27, 2020
#Obama may send cease and desist letter to South Carolina TV stations if they don’t stop using his words to attack Joe #Biden. This ad is from from The Committee to defend the President, which is a PAC or political action committee. https://t.co/xBxuYB3fmq— News Now Asheville (@news_asheville) February 27, 2020