‘Mass Murder’: Both Sides Already Using Trump’s COVID Confession In Attack Ads
Trump critics on both sides of the aisle have used the president’s own words from his Tulsa rally against him in a series of new attack ads, according to HuffPost.
- President Trump said on Saturday that he told officials to “slow down testing” for the coronavirus to help keep U.S. case numbers lower.
- Progressive PAC MeidasTouch called Trump’s admission “mass murder on a national scale” in its ad:
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- The Lincoln Project, a group founded by anti-Trump Republicans, also made use of the president’s words in an ad, saying: “The most deceptive, lying president in history finally told the truth. Somehow, it was more shocking than all his deceptions.”
During the biggest health crisis of this generation, Trump asked his officials to slow down the one thing that could keep us safe: testing. How many families...
- Priorities USA, which HuffPost noted is “the preferred Super PAC for the campaign of former Vice President Joe Biden,” used Trump’s words in at least two new ads.
- In one, the voiceover says, “The most important job of a president is to protect the American people, but not to Donald Trump. Instead of working to slow the spread, Donald Trump says he slowed down the testing. Now, over 120,000 dead.”
Slow the Testing
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Huffpost noted that White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh tried to claim that the president’s comments “were ‘tongue-in-cheek,’ ‘made in jest’ and ‘ironic humor.’”
But Trump himself said that this was not the case, telling reporters: “I don’t kid. Let me just tell you. Let me make it clear.”