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This image of “dark” Joe Biden is a way of deflecting conspiracy theories while trying to make Joe Biden seem like a cool kid.
UNITED STATES – A real sleeper, this Joe Biden. The President of the United States posted a photo of himself with laser red eyes after the , the American football championship final. The president had in fact taken a position to support this team, which faced the San Francisco 49ers.
While many cryptocurrency enthusiasts may have believed that this photo would be a reference to Bitcoin (which is false, Joe Biden has never even publicly supported cryptocurrencies), it is above all a reuse of an old hijacking called “Dark Brandon”.
Born in 2022, this meme aimed to show President Biden in a darker and evil version, but in an ironic way: the image then took up codes from pro-Donald Trump movements by diverting them to make fun of them, explains the specialized site.
Today, these diversions are being reused by Joe Biden’s own campaign team. They make it possible to try to give a cool and young image of the current American president, although. Laser eyes are even found on official goodies marked with the key date of 2024, where Joe Biden is playing for re-election.
By posting this image shortly after the end of the Super Bowl, the objective of Joe Biden’s teams was also to “troll” and ridicule the latest attacks by the Republicans linked to this widely followed match in the United States. This “dark” version of Joe Biden is a way of referring to the conspiracy theory according to which the Super Bowl was rigged to allow the team to win it.
This alleged “fixing” of the match would have been a way for Joe Biden to be supported in the upcoming presidential elections. A conspiracy thesis around the singer which was actually disseminated by Republican representatives.
For his part, Donald Trump, likely candidate, also took the liberty of sharply criticizing Taylor Swift on his social network Truth: “there is no way she supports Joe Biden the crook, the worst and most corrupt president in the history of our country.” The message posted by Joe Biden, with this image of “Dark Brandon”, is a clever response to these Republican attacks.
Taylor Swift at the heart of a political battle
This episode once again demonstrates the place occupied by Taylor Swift in the current American electoral campaign, as we explained to you in the video below.
The famous American singer supported Joe Biden in 2020, and . More recently, she called on young people – the majority of her 280 million followers on Instagram – to register to vote for the next US presidential election next November.
Enough to make the Republicans break into a cold sweat, who fear that she will officially support Joe Biden again. According to a survey conducted by , 18% of American voters are more inclined to vote for a candidate in the presidential election next November if Taylor Swift were to support him. A hint of the .
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