GOP Defectors Release Devastating Thursday Ad Against Trump

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The Lincoln Project has released a hard-hitting new ad targeting President Donald Trump over his abject lack of care for the issues facing Americans. In the clip, the anti-Trump Republicans behind The Lincoln Project single out Trump’s response to the recent nationwide protests against police brutality, which he threatened to dispatch the military against. There are more examples, though — Trump has, for instance, tried to destroy the Affordable Care Act, otherwise known as Obamacare, which provided health coverage to millions of people.

The Lincoln Project’s new ad had been viewed over 1.2 million times on Twitter alone within the first few hours after it was posted. In the ad, the group highlights moments throughout recent history when presidents have stepped up to confront tragedies facing Americans, ranging from the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster to the terrorist attack on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.

Text on the screen running throughout clips of recent presidents reads:

‘Our presidents rise in moments of crisis to hear our pain and lead us forward, until now. The time has come to restore decency.’

In accompanying audio clips at the conclusion of the ad, Biden insists:

‘I won’t traffic in fear and division. I won’t fan the flames of hate… It’s time to traffic our heads and remember who we are. This is the United States of America.’

In their accompanying caption, The Lincoln Project wrote:

‘Biden is the clear choice when it comes to compassionate and decent leadership. In a battle of heart, mind, and character @JoeBiden wins by a landslide. We need to ensure that’s reflected in the vote this November.’

Check out the ad below:

This is far from the first time that The Lincoln Project has released an ad that was harshly critical of the president. The group, which includes high-profile figures like conservative lawyer George Conway and Republican strategist Rick Wilson, releases a steady stream of ads targeting the president. One of their other most recent ads condemned Trump for his glib approach to Coronavirus testing, which he claimed at a recent rally he had asked administration officials to slow down in order to keep confirmed case numbers low. White House officials later claimed that he was joking.