The video, generated by artificial intelligence, was released shortly after Biden, 80, made his pitch to voters, which took aim at so-called “MAGA extremists.”
“Just in, we can now call the 2024 presidential race for Joe Biden,” an announcer says at the beginning of the RNC video before describing a series of conflicts that could happen, including a Chinese invasion of Taiwan.
NIGHTMARE: What if Joe Biden, the weakest president we’ve ever had, is re-elected? pic.twitter.com/b5HvY9GEr0
— GOP (@GOP) April 25, 2023
“Who’s in charge here? It feels like the train is coming off the tracks,” the announcer says at the end.
An RNC spokesperson told Axios that the video was produced with AI and the first time they had used the technology to make a complete ad.
“Biden is so out-of-touch that after creating crisis after crisis, he thinks he deserves another four years,” RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in response to Biden’s announcement.
House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) also took aim at Biden on Tuesday morning, alluding to the ongoing conflict over the debt ceiling.
“I know President Biden might be focused on his own political future today, but he should be focused on the future of America,” McCarthy posted on Twitter. “Biden should have announced he will finally come to the table and negotiate a responsible debt limit increase to avoid the first default in our history.”
Biden has widely been expected to announce the bid, despite his first term being plagued by foreign and domestic policy missteps and an approval rating stuck in the low 40% range. He made the announcement in a video shot earlier this month at his Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, vacation home.
Biden already faces a primary challenge from lawyer Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and self-help guru Marianne Williamson. There have been rumors that California Governor Gavin Newsom and West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin could enter the race. However, the Democratic National Committee has declared it will not sponsor any debates and is entirely behind Biden.
Republican presidential primary candidates include former President Donald Trump, entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, former Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, and conservative radio host Larry Elder. Early polling has shown Trump maintaining a comfortable lead over the other candidates.
Greg Wilson contributed to this report.