Since the coronavirus pandemic began swamping the airwaves as the number one story, it has been almost forgotten that this is an election year and there is a campaign going on — but not entirely. Although Biden, Sanders, and Trump have not aired a campaign ad at all since last Tuesday, Priorities USA, a Democratic superPAC began airing a $6 million television and digital advertising campaign in the swing states of Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. Here’s a sample of what’s to come.
And of course we all remember Trump flipping from this posture to his new, revisionist history stance, just last Tuesday. New York Times:
“No, I’ve always viewed it as very serious,” Mr. Trump said. “There was no difference yesterday from days before. I feel the tone is similar, but some people said it wasn’t.”
Besides denying the seriousness of the coronavirus over the past two months, he had also displayed an acerbic tone toward people who took it more seriously.
During a campaign rally in South Carolina on Feb. 28, Mr. Trump accused Democrats and the news media of hysteria and unfairly criticizing his administration by engaging in what he said was a political “hoax.” Some of his critics have stretched his comment to suggest that he was calling the virus itself a hoax, but hissupporters have argued that he was referring to the Democratic criticism, not the virus itself.
And until recently, he and several of his advisers had privately mocked his health and human services secretary, Alex M. Azar II, as alarmist.
Liar liar, pants on fire. Every voter in America needs to see all these ads.