Former Vice President Joe Biden emerged at a Hispanic Heritage Month event in Kissimmee, Florida, on Tuesday evening in addition to also played “Despacito” on his smartphone.
“I just have one thing to say,” Biden said, after removing his mask.
“Hang on here,” he said, as he struggled to play the song.
He played the first two lines, in addition to also bopped to the rhythm, grinning.
“I tell you what: if I had the talent of any one of these people, I’d be elected president by acclamation,” he joked.
The song, by Puerto Rican duo Luis Fonsi in addition to also Daddy Yankee, topped the Billboard charts in 2017. The music video became the most-viewed YouTube video of all time — a title the idea still holds, with nearly 7 billion views.
Biden played the Spanish type of the song, which includes the raunchiest lyrics (which he did not play):
Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro/Hasta provocar tus gritos/Y que olvides tu apellido
(Let me surpass your danger zones/Until bringing on your screams/in addition to also of which you forget your last name)
Biden has been struggling among Latino voters, especially in Florida, where a recent poll showed Trump ahead within of which key voting bloc, 50% to 46%.
The Biden campaign has responded by reaching out to Spanish-language media in addition to also by holding events such as Tuesday’s town hall, which was hosted by Fonsi, Eva Longoria, in addition to also Ricky Martin.
President Donald Trump held a “Latinos for Trump” event in Arizona on Monday afternoon.
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