Animated Biden Ad Urging Voters to Silence Trump Watched Over 2 Million Times

A new animated ad for the Joe Biden campaign, urging voters to silence Donald Trump, has been watched more than two million times.

The minimalist clip zooms in on a ballot paper to show a blank voting circle moving in imitation of Trump's mouth as the president's rhetoric plays in the background.

"All of this with the global warming and that, a lot of it is a hoax," Trump's voice booms as the circle moves in time with his voice.

"It will start getting cooler, you just watch," Trump continues in audio taken from a September 2020 roundtable discussion with scientific experts on California's wildfire crisis.

The narration continues: "I'm an environmentalist, a lot of people don't understand them..."

However, Trump's voice becomes muffled and barely audible as a pen comes to screen and begins to fill in the ballot circle.

As the circle is filled, Trump's voice falls silent and the camera pans out to show a black circle filled to represent a vote for Biden.

The voting slip is then sealed and dropped into an official ballot drop box.

"Silence him. Vote by drop box," the ad reads.

Set to air during Comedy Central and the Cartoon Network's nighttime programming block, Adult Swim, the ad is likely aimed at younger voters.

Its climate change focus is also likely to resonate with younger demographics, who have indicated climate action is a key concern in the upcoming election.

Recent Biden campaign ads have zeroed in on climate change as a key issue in securing votes ahead of election day.

Over recent days, Biden himself has made a series of climate-themed posts over Twitter.

"I believe in science. Donald Trump doesn't. It's that simple, folks," the Democratic presidential candidate wrote on Thursday.

"The future of our planet is on the ballot," he told supporters on Wednesday.

A commercial currently running on MSNBC features a young firefighter, who says: "The Earth is changing.

"Our forests are changing. We have the science, we have the technology, but if we don't have the leadership that believes in it, then there's no funding. There's no support."

Biden shared the ad to Twitter, captioning it: "On Tuesday, we need to vote out Donald Trump and treat the climate crisis like the existential threat it is."

Last month, Biden branded the president a "climate arsonist" and a "climate denier" in a speech in Delaware.

"If you give a climate arsonist four more years in the White House, why would anyone be surprised if we have more of America ablaze?" Biden asked.

Biden has historically campaigned for climate action.

In 1987 he was one of the first senators to introduce a climate legislation bill to create an executive branch-level task force to develop a strategy to assess and respond to global warming.

"Even though decades away, the most serious consequences of global warming could prove unavoidable unless we act now to prevent them," he said at the time.

"Our failure to show foresight when the dangers are clearly discernible would be an unforgivable dereliction of duty to our children and all mankind not yet born."

In July this year, Biden released a plan to put $2 trillion toward clean energy, efficiency and resilient infrastructure projects.

Trump, meanwhile, has labeled climate change a hoax in the past and said he does not believe in it.

The president has long expressed skepticism about climate change, tweeting in 2012 that he thought it was a Chinese hoax.

"The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive," he wrote.

"This very expensive GLOBAL WARMING bulls**t has got to stop. Our planet is freezing, record low temps, and our GW scientists are stuck in ice," he continued the following year.

By the same token, he has also labeled himself a "great environmentalist" and said he knows "more about the environment than most people."

Trump has also repeatedly said the wildfires raging along the West Coast are likely a forest management issue.

Newsweek has contacted the Trump and Biden campaigns for comment.

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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden speaks during a drive-in campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia, on October 27, 2020. Drew Angerer/Getty