An RNC official took the effort to smear former Vice President Joe Biden to a whole sickening level on Monday afternoon, but it backfired.
Rapid Response Director Steve Guest cherry-picked a photograph of Biden holding his young son at a Washington Redskins football game back when he was a younger United States Senator.
The Washington team recently announced plans to change their name in response to massive demand in the midst of the Black Lives Matter movement and protests against racism in general.
But just because Biden attended this particular game many years ago, it doesn’t exactly prove he’s a racist. But Guest certainly tried to portray it that way. Guest and the RNC showed just how tone-deaf they are to many things happening in the world today.
However, it was not long before he humiliatingly deleted the tweet because it backfired. Luckily, there are screenshots.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 13, 2020
The reason why this tweet backfired is because it’s an endearing photo of Biden being a loving parent to his son, something that sets him apart from President Donald Trump. This photo also just happens to be a reminder that Biden lost his wife and daughter to a car accident.
Here are just some of the many responses by Twitter users that forced Guest to retreat.
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) July 13, 2020
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) July 13, 2020
What a piece of shit. @SteveGuest clearly has no decency. To exploit a photo of a grieving father is the work of a ghoul. Karma has a way of remembering disgusting actions like that. https://t.co/B4LORhbFgI
— Richard Marx (@richardmarx) July 13, 2020
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@HoarseWisperer) July 13, 2020
This might be one of the most disturbing posts I’ve ever seen.
In a now deleted tweet, @steveguest posted this picture of Vice President Joe Biden holding his son shortly after his wife died.
Biden has lost a wife and children. This is disgusting.
Steve Guest owes an apology. pic.twitter.com/15Sjdj6gfY
— Travis Akers (@travisakers) July 13, 2020
— Alex Cole (@acnewsitics) July 13, 2020
If anything, this photo humanized Biden in a way that Trump will never be able to achieve. The RNC owes Biden an apology and should be ashamed.
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