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Lincoln Project Ad Blasts Trump's Coronavirus Response

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American attorney George T. Conway III (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 05 May 2020 07:56 AM

The Lincoln Project dropped a new ad slamming President Donald Trump’s coronavirus response.

The anti-Trump group is led by Trump critic George Conway. 

The 60-second spot “Mourning in America” is a riff on former President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 ad titled “Morning in America,” which the Lincoln Project said highlighted the “positive impact” under Reagan’s first term in the White House. 

The Lincoln Project’s ad, which was released on Monday, does the opposite. It shows the depressive state of the country as the end of Trump’s first term in office approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

“There's mourning in America,” the narrator of the ad says. “Today more than 60,000 Americans have died from a deadly virus Donald Trump ignored. With the economy in shambles, more than 26 million Americans are out of work, the worst economy in decades.”

The narrator calls the country “weaker and sicker and poorer” under Trump’s leadership. 

“And now Americans are asking, ‘If we have another year like this, will there even be an America?’” the narrator says.

“The Lincoln Project video highlights the effects of President Trump’s failure as a President and how he’s left the nation weaker, sicker, and teetering on the verge of a new Great Depression. In a time of deep suffering and loss, Donald Trump continues with his failed leadership and his inability to put the country before himself,” said Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project.

Sarah Matthews, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign, defended the president's response on Monday. 

“President Trump took early, decisive, and unprecedented action to combat the coronavirus. Let’s not forget Rick Wilson, a Lincoln Project adviser, tweeted that he hoped the First Lady would ‘be infected’ with coronavirus,” Matthews said in a statement to The Hill. “The American people know President Trump is working hard for them and see that his administration is doing everything in its power to protect their safety and safeguard the economy.”

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