This past week, the Joe Biden presidential campaign announced that the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee had selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. The criticism for Harris promptly kickstarted from Trump and his allies, but in a new video, The Lincoln Project helps reveal just how hollow that the Trump team’s promises really are when compared with the vision for the next four years of the U.S. that Harris stands for. In a cleverly edited video that the anti-Trump Republican group released this week, those behind The Lincoln Project compared some of Pence’s recent vague, bizarrely lavish praise for Trump with some of the truths that Harris shared in a Wednesday speech.
The video highlights Pence’s claims about the supposed great economy that the Trump administration has enacted, and it then cuts to Harris insisting that the Trump administration’s own malpractice is to blame for the currently huge unemployment levels in the United States, an economic crisis that has been exacerbated by Trump’s failure to effectively respond to the Coronavirus pandemic. The video also presents Pence’s self-confident assertion that he’s kept the “families that have suffered loss” in mind while helming the White House’s Coronavirus task force — but the video then cuts to Harris pointing out how it’s “because of Trump’s failure to take [Coronavirus] seriously from the start” that the U.S. is in the throes of the current crisis.
Check out the video below:
Choose your fighter. pic.twitter.com/EWoIxhjHZj
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) August 13, 2020
Trump and his political allies have consistently congratulated themselves for a supposed job well done in responding to the Coronavirus — but as of early Thursday, almost 170,000 Americans have died due to the Coronavirus, according to one prominent tally. The New York Times even reports that “at least 200,000 more [Americans] have died than usual since March,” indicating that, between missed Coronavirus cases and an overall overwhelmed healthcare system, “the official death counts may be substantially underestimating the overall effects of the virus,” as reporter Kyle Griffin summarized.
Across the U.S., at least 200,000 more people have died than usual since March, according to a NYT analysis of estimates from the CDC.
That suggests that the official death counts may be substantially underestimating the overall effects of the virus. https://t.co/rtrLLKRyXM
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) August 13, 2020
Many Americans are clearly ready for a change. In recent polling in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, 47 percent of respondents in both states said that they trusted Biden to better handle the Coronavirus crisis.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project video below: