As Election Day quickly approaches, the anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project has issued another hard-hitting video ad against the president. The ad spotlights recent moments including the occasion when Trump refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the upcoming election. He has repeatedly insisted that he will decide if he accepts the election results after he sees how the election plays out, but nobody appointed Donald Trump to be the arbiter of the democratic process! In the new Lincoln Project ad, a narrator issues a warning to Trump: “We are coming.” The American people are already voting across the country, with millions ready to vote Trump out.
As the election has gotten closer, the president has gotten increasingly belligerent. At the first and so far only presidential debate, he even endorsed what sounded like physical intimidation of opponents at polling places. He insisted that he is “urging [his] supporters to go in to the polls and watch very carefully,” and separately, the Trump campaign has asked supporters to join the “Trump Army” by supporting the president and serving as a so-called poll watcher.
In the new Lincoln Project ad, a narrator says:
‘Thank you, Mr. President, for taking off the mask. Thank you for threatening America with violence when you lose, demanding only your votes are counted, for trying to rig this election and intimidate voters, for embracing the tactics of the tyrants you admire, for trying to use those tactics against the American people. Thank you for making sure every American knows exactly who and what you are, because we’re perfectly aware — you aren’t joking and you aren’t trolling anyone. The future you and your pet Senators want is just as it appears. But your time is nearing. Your legacy and your place in history awaits. A legacy of failure — a blight on our history. Defeat is coming. Accountability is coming. We are coming.’
Check out the ad below:
Mr. President, thank you for showing the American people exactly who and what you are. pic.twitter.com/QzNZJky5XV
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 11, 2020
The good news is that Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden currently has a sizable polling lead. FiveThirtyEight had him in the lead by 10.6 percent in their average of national-level polls on Monday morning. Obviously, if Biden hits a double-digit lead in the final national popular vote tally, that would be impressive.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project ad below: