...WASHINGTON - Former President Barack Obama demanded South Carolina television stations and a pro-Trump group stop airing a "Despicable" ad that misuses his voice to attack his former Vice President Joe Biden.
..."Joe Biden promised to help our community. It was a lie. Here's President Obama," the ad begins, then continues to play an audio passage from Obama's 1995 memoir, "Dreams from My Father," to allude that Biden supports "Plantation politics" and describes how the black community had been wrongfully treated.
...The ad comes from the Committee to Defend the President, and aired on local CBS affiliates in South Carolina before Tuesday night's Democratic debate in Charleston.
...Obama spokeswoman Katie Hill told USA TODAY in a statement that, "[T]his despicable ad is straight out of the Republican disinformation playbook, and it's clearly designed to suppress turnout among minority voters in South Carolina by taking President Obama's voice out of context and twisting his words to mislead viewers.
...Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates called the ad a "Despicable torrent of misinformation" and said it shows that Trump "And his allies are absolutely terrified that Joe Biden will defeat him in November."
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