Twitter removes Trump's Nickelback video after copyright complaint

Carla Harmon
October 3, 2019

In an accompanying video, a clip of Joe Biden denying he had ever spoken to his son Hunter about his overseas business dealings is followed by the Canadian rock band's hit song, "Photograph", and a photo of Biden golfing with his son and a friend who was also on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma. That classic one that uses an image or GIF of Nickelback singer Chad Kroeger extending a literal photograph in the band's 2005 "Photograph" video.

The video zooms in on the frame, which contains a 2014 photograph of Biden and his son Hunter holding golf clubs alongside a "Ukraine gas exec" named Devon Archer, who reportedly served with Hunter on the Ukrainian gas company board.

The database provides a link to the YouTube upload of the original Nickelback music video as well as a direct link to Trump's tweet featuring part of the video.


Allum Bokhari is the senior technology correspondent at Breitbart News.

If you missed it, you can check out Trump's Nickelback meme below.

According to outcome of Sound, the Ukrainian gas executive is actually just a longtime business partner of Biden's son Hunter. He captioned the tweet, "LOOK AT THIS PHOTOGRAPH". which are the opening lyrics from the song.


In the president's version, which comes amid an impeachment inquiry into a July phone call between Trump and Ukranian president Volodymyr Zelensky, a different photograph is used. Trump has accused Biden of pressuring Ukraine's top prosecutor in order to benefit his son's business connections in the country.

That accusation has been at the center of the ongoing impeachment hearing, in which the House is now investigating whether or not Trump pressured Zelensky to investigate the Bidens' dealings in Ukraine.

("Joey" meaning Joe Biden, get it?) Nickelback, or perhaps their representatives, Warner Media Group, soon reported Trump for copyright abuse, and the clip was removed.


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