As Election Day gets closer, the anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project has released a new ad lauding Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The ad recaps some of Biden’s recent campaigning, which included stops across the Rust Belt, which he traveled through via train, making his pitch to voters along the way. The ad includes a clip of one moment when Biden triumphantly insisted that America was not “built” by Wall Street and CEOs — rather, it was “built” by the hardworking, everyday Americans who make up this country, and those are the people who Biden wants to represent in office.
Check out the new Lincoln Project video below, which positively compares Biden’s recent train ride through the “Rust Belt” with grassroots campaign stops conducted by other eventually successful presidential candidates across American history:
Joe Biden knows America's heart. pic.twitter.com/nVxEk2qrij
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 2, 2020
Trump, of course, seems persistently quite disconnected from the actual day-to-day lives of everyday Americans, to put it lightly. His entire professional career has been steeped in privilege, and based on the numerous investigations into corruption that he’s involved in or connected to, his modus operandi is clear: he’s a grifter who wants to dupe the American people into electing him to a second term in office. In 2016 and 2017, he paid a meager $750 a year in personal income taxes according to recent reporting — and at one point in years past, he reportedly claimed (and received!) a federal tax refund of $72.9 million, which is now under investigation by the IRS (and has been for some time, it seems).
The good news is — Trump might not be in office as president for much longer. The Friday afternoon edition of FiveThirtyEight’s average of national level presidential race polls has Democratic nominee Joe Biden up by 7.4 percent. Biden has maintained an impressive lead over Trump for the bulk of the presidential race, and he has repeatedly been significantly ahead of Hillary Clinton’s place in the polls at the same points in 2016. As of Friday afternoon, FiveThirtyEight’s election results forecast model gave Biden a 79 percent chance of winning the presidency.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project video below: