New Lincoln Project Ad Highlights Trump’s COVID Failures With 100,000 Body Bags
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump conservative super PAC run partly by George Conway, released a new 24-second ad that “depicts rows of red, white and blue body bags arranged to display the American flag,” reported The Hill.
- The audio in the ad includes Trump’s remarks during a press briefing in late February, when he claimed that U.S. coronavirus cases would soon be close to "zero".
“When you have 15 people, and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done,” Trump said. “We’re very, very ready for this, for anything...we’re rated number one for being prepared.”
The Lincoln Project, made up of prominent conservatives, has frequently criticized the Trump administration’s pandemic response, reported the Hill.
- The GOP group had released an ad earlier this month titled “Mourning in America,” which was critical of the recently passed CARES Act and its Paycheck Protection Program, which provides loans to small businesses that are struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.
- According to The Hill, Trump has “torn into the group, dismissing its leaders, such as Conway, a Washington, D.C. attorney who is married to Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, as ‘losers.’”
The US has more than 1.6 million cases and is set to hit more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths soon, according to a database from Johns Hopkins University.