“They did nothing less than save the world … and it was not without great sacrifices”, intones the narrator on images from the time of the Second World War, recalling how the generations previous ones have given up their comfortable life for noble causes. .
“We can’t let the cure be worse than the problem itself,” says Trump as the ad ends with a video of an elderly hospital patient hanging on for life.
“Haven’t we asked enough of the larger generation?” requests the announcement.
John Orloff, one of the authors of HBO’s iconic World War II drama “Band of Brothers”, wrote the Lincoln Project spot.
Lincoln Project co-founder Reed Galen said Trump’s pandemic record deserves to be on the ballot in the November elections.
“Americans should judge Trump for his inhumanity for accepting us as consumables,” said Galen.
The ad, which will launch Sunday with a digital purchase of $ 100,000 in targeted markets, will first be seen in Florida, Arizona, Texas and South Carolina, states that are largely defined by their military communities. States have also experienced recent peaks in coronavirus cases.
Previous announcements by the GOP’s anti-Trump organization have exasperated the president, who called the group members “losers”.
The Lincoln Project has become a sort of renegade force in the party, starring well-known GOP agents John Weaver, Rick Wilson, Stuart Stevens, Steve Schmidt, Tara Setmayer and George Conway, husband of Kellyanne Conway, councilor for the House White.
This article has been updated with additional details on the Lincoln Project.