‘Dave, what the hell?’ Biden chides lone dog walker for not wearing a mask in corny TikTok debut

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Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden reportedly made his debut on the China-based social media app TikTok this week in a comedic sketch featuring Dave Jorgenson, The Washington Post’s TikTok producer.

It wasn’t immediately clear why members of the establishment media were performing sketches with a presidential candidate.

The sketch showed Jorgenson walking his dog down the street while listening to a Biden podcast. Then suddenly out of nowhere, Biden began speaking directly at Jorgenson through the podcast and scolding him for not wearing a mask.


Apparently, the bit was supposed to be funny …

Instead, it wound up being bashed and mocked — or at least among Biden’s detractors.


FYI, wearing a mask while walking outside alone is pointless.

The TikTok video reportedly marked Biden’s first appearance on the popular social media app, though his name had already been trending on it for months.

Way back in January, videos of “teens” singing “please don’t make me vote for Joe Biden” went viral across the app.

Below are some examples:

Meanwhile, as Biden was being trashed nonstop on TikTok, Trump was being praised and promoted nonstop by an army of Trump supporters.

“For months the platform has been a sort of safe haven for Trumpers both young and old, where they like to push the buttons of liberal “snowflakes” and show each other they are “not alone.” But user reports and a rapid increase in video views suggest that #Trump2020 posts have flooded the platform very recently,” Quartz reported as early as last October.

“The #Trump2020 memes garnered 128 million views on TikTok as of Tuesday, Oct. 15, according to a review by Quartz. A week later, the number grew to 152 million—more than double the views from a month prior.”

As of late May 2020, the memes were still going strong.

However, the Trump campaign itself wasn’t operational on the platform, possibly in part because TikTok is a Chinese-owned company with some serious issues.

“The United States government has opened a national security review of a Chinese company’s acquisition of the American company that became TikTok, the hugely popular short-form video app, according to people briefed on the inquiry,” The New York Times reported last November.

“The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, a federal panel that reviews foreign acquisitions of American firms on national-security grounds, is now reviewing the two-year-old deal after lawmakers raised concerns about TikTok’s growing influence in the United States.”

As well as concerns about the Chinese-owned company collecting user data and sending it back to the Communist Party of China.

These concerns were severe enough that they prompted Sen. Josh Hawley into introducing a bill, the National Security and Personal Data Act, that would require Chinese-based companies such as TikTok to annually certify to federal regulators that they’re not funneling user information back to China.

“Current law makes it far too easy for hostile foreign governments like China to access Americans’ sensitive data,” Hawley said in a statement at the time. “Chinese companies with vast amounts of personal data on Americans are required by Chinese law to provide that data to Chinese intelligence services.”

“If your child uses TikTok, there’s a chance the Chinese Communist Party knows where they are, what they look like, what their voices sound like, and what they’re watching. That’s a feature TikTok doesn’t advertise.”

As of May, however, the bill remained forever stalled in the GOP-led Senate.


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