As the United States continues to languish under the weight of the Coronavirus pandemic and its associated economic problems, President Donald Trump keeps congratulating himself for a supposed job well done in responding to the crisis, although 130,000 Americans are dead. The societal trauma doesn’t end there — throughout recent weeks and months, tens of millions of Americans filed for unemployment, and in June, the official unemployment rate stood at 11.1 percent. The anti-Trump Republicans behind The Lincoln Project have released a hard-hitting new ad that takes Trump to task over the economic calamity that has unfolded on his watch.
In the ad, a narrator shares some of the grim statistics that have defined Trump’s time in office. The president and his allies have tried to hype up some of progress away from the deepest pits of the economic calamity, but there’s still a long way to go before any kind of actual economic stability, no matter the president’s self-confident pronouncements.
In the new Lincoln Project ad, the narrator says:
‘Donald Trump made history in June. More Americans were out of work in June than any June in U.S. history. More unemployment claims were filed in June than any June in U.S. history. More women were out of work, more men were out of work, more African-Americans were out of work, more Hispanics were out of work. Since Donald Trump took office, almost eight million fewer Americans are working. If Trump’s lost jobs were a state, it would be larger than 37 states. Donald Trump’s incompetence, ignorance, and indifference has made him the most deadly job-killing president in our history.’
Trump frequently describes himself as one of the best presidents in American history if not the best. In reality, when people look back on the Trump administration, they’ll see a legacy of failure. Check out the new Lincoln Project ad below; the post below was viewed over one million times within four hours.
.@realDonaldTrump’s incompetence, ignorance & indifference has made him the most deadly job-killing president in our history.
With so many losing their jobs, it’s time Trump lost his. pic.twitter.com/k6wVlNyTrU
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) July 5, 2020
Recently, Coronavirus cases have again been spiking in some areas of the country, which could lead to more economic problems. Trump and his allies have tried to dismiss the significance of these rises in case numbers, however, even as hospitals in some areas of the country struggle to keep up with demand.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project ad: