In a new video, the anti-Trump Republicans operating under the banner of The Lincoln Project have spotlighted a personal testimonial from an Alabama voter named Lee, who is identified in the group’s clip as a Republican voter. In the clip, which focuses on Lee’s personal account, he shares his story of his own business going under amidst the economic chaos of the Coronavirus pandemic, which Trump has exacerbated, big time, with his consistent refusal to take the Coronavirus seriously. Trump has acted as though he’s more concerned with the public relations aspect of the situation than he is with the actual real issues.
In the video, Lee acknowledges that he’s hardly alone in his troubles. Across the country, he notes, small businesses have been suffering amidst the ongoing economic turmoil, and Lee calls on viewers to vote for Joe Biden. For months, amidst Republican stonewalling, there has been no additional Coronavirus relief package from Congress. Trump recently signed an executive order creating a new program for an additional $300 a week for unemployed Americans, but in a handful of major states like Florida, authorities already announced they were shutting the program down.
In the Lincoln Project video, Lee (the Alabama voter) observed:
‘Small businesses everywhere are closing their doors, and only the large businesses and Trump’s cronies can receive any real, tangible help, and every small business that closes represents an American losing their life’s work, their investment, and their savings. And I can tell you from personal experience, because my own personal business is gone, it’s done for. All my hard work, all my investment, all my planning, it’s history because of the COVID pandemic and the way Trump failed to manage it.’
Check out the video below:
Lee is a lifelong republican from Alabama.
Despite not agreeing with Joe Biden philosophically, he knows America will get better under his leadership.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) September 18, 2020
Trump has consistently congratulated himself for a supposed job well done in responding to the Coronavirus. Just recently, he claimed on Twitter that his team had done a supposedly “incredible job” with their virus response. Nothing could be further from the truth. More than 200,000 Americans have died, and the president still won’t even promote universal mask-wearing. He’s a cravenly self-dealing egomaniac who has sold out this country.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project video below: