Representatives for former President Barack Obama on Thursday sent a cease-and-desist letter to a Super PAC behind an anti-Joe Biden ad that uses a clip from Obama's 1995 audiobook Dreams from My Father. The TV ad, created by the pro-Trump Committee to Defend the President, has been playing in South Carolina ahead of Saturday's Democratic primary. In the clip, Obama is recalling a conversation he had with a barber in Chicago about "plantation politics," the barber describing anti-black policies not dissuading black voters from voting "the straight Democratic ticket." Attorney Patchen Haggerty said it's "clearly intended to mislead the target audience of the ad." The Committee to Defend the President said "we have every right to use [Obama's] own words."
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