A group called Veterans for Responsible Leadership has collaborated with the anti-Trump conservative group known as The Lincoln Project on a hard-hitting new ad that calls out the president’s brazen sexism. The ad rests on the premise that Donald Trump is in no way fit to serve as the leader of the women of the United States Armed Forces, who consistently show more valor than Trump has shown at essentially any point during his time in the spotlight. While Trump has corruptly tried to bend the machines of private business and government to his will, women across the military have worked tirelessly to protect Americans.
In the new Veterans for Responsible Leadership/ Lincoln Project ad, a narrator says:
‘Since the United States first declared independence, American women have served in the military. Through world wars, Korea, and Vietnam, women served however they could — as nurses, mechanics, as pilots. Over the next 50 years, women’s roles officially expanded to air, sea, and ground combat. In the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, women have commanded soldiers in combat. They fought bravely. They rescued their fellow soldiers, saving their lives. They were wounded. They were taken prisoner. They made the ultimate sacrifice for their brothers and sisters in arms. Women are heroes, on and off the battlefield. Donald Trump is too weak to respect that.’
Towards the middle of the ad, the narrator’s comments about women who have served the people of the United States throughout its history are interspersed with clips of some of Trump’s infamous derogatory sexist comments targeting women. The contrast between the untold numbers of women who have put themselves on the line for the people of the United States and the cravenly self-serving and sexist Donald Trump is clear. The Lincoln Project co-production concludes with the narrator insisting that Trump “doesn’t deserve to lead our brave women in uniform.”
Check out the video below:
Donald Trump doesn’t deserve to lead our brave women. pic.twitter.com/3MthWw0spv
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) October 27, 2020
Trump has kept up with his open and belligerent sexism while in office as president. For example, he has repeatedly singled out female journalists for angry criticism. During a recent interview for 60 Minutes, Trump ranted to journalist Lesley Stahl that “that’s no way to talk,” and on another occasion, Trump told a female reporter that he “knows” that she “never” thinks. These comments sound like barely veiled vitriolic sexism. The president derides and degrades women over and over again.
Check out Twitter’s response to the new Lincoln Project ad below: