‘What If?’: Republicans Release Dark AI-Generated Vision of Biden’s America Post-2024

April 25, 2023

Shortly after President Joe Biden announced his reelection bid on Tuesday, the GOP released an AI-generated video showing what the future might look like under a second Biden term.

The ad shows AI-generated images that depict China invading Taiwan, hundreds of banks collapsing, border migrant surges, and authorities closing San Francisco due to crime. Throughout the ad, text on the screen asks viewers to consider "what if" a series of frightful events might occur if Biden gets a second term.

"What if international tensions escalate?" the text reads. "What if crime worsens?"

"Who’s in charge here?" an AI voice asks. "It feels like the train is coming off the tracks."

Biden on Tuesday released a video message to announce his reelection campaign. In the ad, he framed his campaign as a fight for freedom and democracy, saying America "needs to get the job done." The video showed footage of the Capitol riots on Jan. 6, 2021, and demonstrations after the overturn of Roe v. Wade.

Biden faces the lowest support for reelection from within his own party of any president in recent history. Just 38 percent of Democrats said the party should nominate Biden for reelection, while 57 percent want to find someone else. 

Both Donald Trump and Barack Obama garnered more than 70 percent of their own party’s support for a second term.

The 80-year-old president faces mounting issues in his quest for four more years. Federal investigations into his son Hunter, who an IRS whistleblower said is receiving "preferential treatment," have raised questions among voters about the family’s ethics.

Biden announced Monday that he selected Julie Chavez Rodriguez to run his campaign. Rodriguez's experience includes helping run Vice President Kamala Harris's failed 2020 presidential campaign.