New Trump Video Hits Obama For Joking About Seeing ‘Star Wars’

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December 29, 2015 4:36 p.m.
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Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump took President Obama to task for joking about his “Star Wars” fandom in a new Instagram video posted Tuesday afternoon, which opens with a booming “WE ARE IN A SERIOUS WAR.”

The video intersperses news broadcast footage about the growing threat of the Islamic State interspersed with black-and-white text in all caps.

“OUR PRESIDENT IS BUSY WITH ANOTHER WAR……” text blares, after flashing CNN and ABC headlines about the Paris attacks, the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, and a report that ISIL now has the ability to make fake passports.

The video then cuts to Obama’s final press conference of the year, held the same day as the highly anticipated U.S. release date of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

“OK everybody, I’ve got to get to ‘Star Wars,'” Obama quips.

“TIME FOR A LEADER WITH REAL PRIORITIES,” the video concludes.

In a full video of Obama’s remarks, the President is seen beaming at reporters as he delivers the joke, a reference to a White House screening of the film for service members and their families.

Trump has released a slew of low production videos to attack his opponents on Instagram, where his verified account boasts nearly 800,000 followers. The video’s release comes a day after news the billionaire would launch a $2 million-a-week TV ad blitz in early 2016, after months of free publicity have powered the campaign.

Watch the full video:

We need a real President!

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

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