*The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump conservative group led by Washington, D.C., lawyer George Conway (husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway), has released an ad blasting the president’s inept response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 60-second “Mourning in America” plays off former President Reagan’s 1984 political ad “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 instead paints a more bleak picture of the country nearing the end of Trump’s first term.
“There’s mourning in America,” the narrator 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 economies in decades.”
Trump lashed out the ad after it debut Monday night, tweeting his fury just before midnight.
“A group of RINO Republicans who failed badly 12 years ago, then again 8 years ago, and then got BADLY beaten by me, a political first timer, 4 years ago, have copied (no imagination) the concept of an ad from Ronald Reagan, ‘Morning in America’, doing everything possible to get even for all of their many failures,” Trump tweeted.
“You see, these loser types don’t care about 252 new Federal Judges, 2 great Supreme Court Justices, a rebuilt military, a protected 2nd Amendment, biggest EVER Tax & Regulation cuts, and much more,” the president continued.
He said that he “didn’t use any” of the group’s founders or affiliated advisers in his own presidential campaigns “because they don’t know how to win,” and argued that “their so-called Lincoln Project is a disgrace to Honest Abe.”
“I don’t know what Kellyanne did to her deranged loser of a husband, Moonface, but it must have been really bad,” Trump wrote of George Conway.