The Republican National Committee has released an ad using AI-generated imagery to paint a bleak future if President Joe Biden were to win a second term.
The video came as Biden announced his bid for a second presidential term in the 2024 presidential election. Axios first reported that the video uses AI-generated footage of Mr. Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris celebrating their re-election.
“What if the weakest president we’ve ever had was re-elected?” the caption reads.
The ad then jumps into a series of dystopian images the GOP envisions under a second Biden-Harris term.
The video then cuts to footage of China invading Taiwan, asking “what if international tensions escalate”; that image is followed by a video of banks closing, asking “what if the financial systems break down?”. The video then shows footage of immigrants entering the United States illegally asking “what if our border disappears?” The ad also hypothesizes that the city of San Francisco would shut down due to increased crime and fentanyl deaths.
Biden announced that he would seek a second term for president on April 25 with Harris as his running mate, dismissing any rumors that he might replace her on the ticket.
“Biden is so out of touch that after creating one crisis after another, he believes he deserves another four years,” RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel said in a statement responding to Biden’s announcement. “If voters allow Biden to ‘finish the job,’ inflation will continue to soar, crime rates will rise, more fentanyl will cross our open borders, children will continue to be left behind, and American families will be worse off.”
Recently, more candidates have launched into the Republican presidential primaries to challenge former President Donald Trump. Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley announced in February, and former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson also threw his hat. South Carolina Senator Tim Scott announced an exploratory committee to lay the groundwork for the bid. Meanwhile, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is expected to announce his candidacy in the coming months.