Trump Claims Critics Are Using AI To Paint Him in Negative Light

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Former President Donald Trump recently expressed strong disapproval of an advertisement, accusing it of using modern artificial intelligence techniques to cast him in an unflattering light.

This criticism was specifically directed at The Lincoln Project, a political action committee known for its staunch opposition to Trump. The former president aired his grievances on Truth Social, a social media platform, on a Monday, December 4.

In his statement, Trump vehemently argued that The Lincoln Project, along with other groups, were manipulating their TV commercials with artificial intelligence to make him appear as unfavorable as he perceives Joe Biden to be. He went on to criticize Fox News for airing such advertisements, suggesting that they should follow the lead of CNN and MSNBC, which he claims refrain from broadcasting negative ads about Biden and the Democrats. Trump implied that these networks act as undeclared supporters of the Democratic party.

The advertisement in question, also available on platforms like YouTube and other social media sites, reportedly uses clips that highlight some well-documented errors and missteps from Trump’s 2024 campaign as well as his presidency.

One particular advertisement by The Lincoln Project, known as “Feeble” and available on YouTube, directly challenges Trump’s physical and mental fitness, insinuating potential cognitive health concerns.

Forbes, in its coverage of this issue, reached out to The Lincoln Project for a comment. In response, they were directed to a post on social media by Rick Wilson, a co-founder of the group. Wilson’s post was a sharp retort to Trump, asserting that there was no need for artificial intelligence to portray Trump in a certain way. According to Wilson, The Lincoln Project’s advertisements merely reflect what they believe to be the reality of Trump’s condition, indicating that they plan to release more such content, anticipating that Trump would not be able to ignore it.

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