Throughout the Coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump has tried to downplay the severity of the situation. He has suggested, over and over again, that the virus might essentially disappear on its own, and he has also promoted a stream of supposedly magnificently effective treatments for the virus that have yet to pan out. He has also insisted that a vaccine is coming very soon, but the head of the CDC says that a Coronavirus vaccine might not be widely available until early next year. It’s clear — Trump pretty much doesn’t know what he’s talking about, and a new video from The Lincoln Project contrasts Trump’s Coronavirus-related nonsense with the levelheaded approach from Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
The new Lincoln Project video features clips from dueling town hall events that Trump and Biden held in recent days in place of a second debate. At Biden’s town hall, the Democratic presidential nominee walked through some of the president’s lies and missteps on the virus. Meanwhile, at Trump’s town hall, the president reiterated some of that very same nonsense. He tried, for instance, to cast an antibody treatment from Regeneron as some kind of de facto miracle cure, but — although he’s specifically used the “cure” term for the treatment at one point recently — it’s not a cure.
Check out the video below:
The candidates on COVID. pic.twitter.com/9piJ78mqsl
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 17, 2020
Trump himself went through a bout with the Coronavirus recently, and his discussion of his experience has sometimes been bizarre. At a recent Florida rally that he held after returning to the campaign trail following a stint in the hospital, Trump quipped that he’d “kiss everyone” in the crowd.
Trump sounded unhinged. He said:
‘I went through it, and now they say I’m immune. I feel so powerful — I’ll walk into that audience. I’ll walk in there. I’ll kiss everyone in that audience. I’ll kiss the guys and the beautiful women and the — everybody. I’ll just give ya a big fat kiss.’
Watch those particular comments below:
At another recent Florida event, Trump quipped that he felt like getting into a physical fight with someone after going through the treatments that he received for his Coronavirus infection. Again — the president sounds unhinged. Who walks around “joking” about feeling like getting into fights with people?
Trump touts Regeneron.
"I wasn't feeling great and the next day I wake up and I'm saying, like, 'Who can I fight today?' "
Announces plan to get vaccine to nursing home residents at no cost. pic.twitter.com/rfEOrajt1N
— Alex Leary (@learyreports) October 16, 2020
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project ad below: