WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
- A group of pro-Biden supporters made an ad against U.S. President Donald Trump’s actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- The ad is courtesy of super PAC, Unite the Country, in support of Biden’s 2020 presidential candidacy.
- Trump’s camp denounced the ad saying that it only misinforms, and frighten the American people amidst the ongoing medical crisis.
Supporters of Joe Biden, a Democratic presidential candidate running for the 2020 election, made an ad against President Trump’s responses to the current crisis that the United States and the rest of the world are facing.
The ad, which will run nationwide on cable and broadcast, is a 30-second spot entitled “Crisis Comes” from super PAC Unite the Country.
It highlights images former President Barack Obama with his then VP Joe Biden during the Osama Bin Laden raid back in 2011, at the White House Situation Room. The other presidents who also appeared in the ad are former Presidents George W. Bush, and Ronald Reagan – both of whom are Republicans.
The super PAC ad features a narrator speaking over those images, saying that crisis comes to every president, but the current one failed.
“Crisis comes to every presidency. We don’t blame them for that. What matters is how they handle it,” the ad says. “Donald Trump didn’t create the coronavirus, but he is the one who called ‘hoax,’ who eliminated the pandemic response team, and who let the virus spread unchecked across America.”
In response, Trump’s campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh denounced the ad in a statement on Wednesday, March 25.
The statement says, “It used to be that Americans faced national adversity with unity, but Joe Biden and his allies have abandoned that principle in favor of rank, despicable politics. They offer nothing but partisan sniping from the sidelines and seek to undermine the federal response to the crisis by misinforming and frightening people.”
On Tuesday, Biden told CNN’s Jake Tapper that Trump should “stop talking and start listening to the medical experts” when asked about Trump reopening the country by Easter.
As millions of Americans are staying at home to flatten the curve of the COVID-19 cases, the country has now reached more than 68,000 total cases, with more than 1,000 deaths, and 394 who recovered.