The anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project has released another hard-hitting new ad laying out some of the stakes of this election. The ad spotlights Donald Trump’s antagonistic and frequently abusive behavior towards women in his orbit, and a narrator notes how that’s not the kind of national political environment that the nation ought to have for its daughters. Throughout his time in the public spotlight, Trump has belittled women — for instance, in one example spotlighted in the video, Trump insisted to a female reporter that he “knows” that she “never” thinks.
Besides his public behavior, numerous stories have also come out of Trump having apparently perpetrated sexual harassment and assault, and his incessant sexism functions like de facto support for these stories.
In the new Lincoln Project ad, a narrator says, in part:
‘Imagine a young girl looking in the mirror, searching for role models in the world to give her hope that one day, she too can make a difference. Now imagine how she feels when she watches women being verbally attacked, maligned, belittled, harassed, insulted. Your daughters are listening and absorbing that message right in front of your eyes. Now imagine a different future for her — a future with a president who doesn’t just value a female voice but chooses one to be his right-hand woman — a strong woman, a woman with compassion, a woman unafraid to take on a bully… Vote for change. Vote for her.’
Within a little more than a couple of hours of its original posting on Twitter, the video had been viewed about three-quarters of a million times on that platform alone. Check out the ad in full below:
Vote for change.
Vote for her. pic.twitter.com/EYhz9HZyNv
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 16, 2020
Kamala Harris, who is Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s running mate, would be the first woman to serve as either president or vice president if the Democratic ticket is successful — and it looks like they might be. On mid-Friday morning, FiveThirtyEight gave Biden an about 87 percent chance of winning the election. His campaign is coasting on a powerful polling run, with repeated double-digit leads over Trump on the national level.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project ad below: