“Donald Trump spent weeks downplaying the threat of the coronavirus and his inaction left the country unprepared for this crisis. Even today, his lies are putting the health of millions of Americans at risk.” – Guy Cecil, Chairman of Priorities USA, producer of Ad
By the way, Trump’s continued lies around this Killer Virus have put the Lives of Millions of Canadians at Risk too, since this virus knows no boundaries. Militarizing the Canada/U.S. border, which Trump is now threatening to do, will not help either. – Doug Draper, Niagara At Large
A Brief Commentary by Doug Draper
Posted March 26th, 2020 on Niagara At Large
Like so many other proud Canadians out there, I took a few minutes away from the yeoman’s job our CBC is doing of keeping us informed during these perilous times to check in to what is being reported on all of this south of the border.
So this Thursday (March 26th) morning, I tuned in to ‘Morning Joe’, a program broadcast on weekdays on the American cable network MSNBC.
One of the items that the co-hosts of the program, Mika Brezinski, daughter of former President Jimmy Carter’s national security advisor Zbigniew Brezinskik, and Joe Scarborough, a lawyer and former Republican Congressman from Florida, who quit the Republic Party after Trump was elected president, showcased on this morning was a TV ad, titled “Exponential Threat” and produced by a group of progressive-minded American citizens called Priorities USA.
The ad, making use of Trump’s own words, cuts so much to the core of this reckless monster’s lack of honest, responsible leadership in the face of what is a global pandemic that could kill millions, that Trump’s campaign is now threatening the licences of television stations that play it if they don’t take it off the air
Here is the Ad, which I hope you join with Niagara At Large in sharing with as many American friends and relatives you may have as possible. Watch it now by clicking on the screen below –
Now here is a media release circulated this March 26th, 2020 by Priorites USA on the effort by Trump’s presidential campaign to kill this Ad –
March 26, 2020 | Press Release
Priorities USA Expands “Exponential Threat” Ad Buy to Arizona Following Trump Campaign’s Failed Challenge
On Wednesday, the Trump campaign sent letters to TV stations threatening their licenses if they continued to air the Priorities USA Action ad “Exponential Threat,” which holds Donald Trump accountable using his own words downplaying the threat of the coronavirus while the infection rates skyrocketed across the country. That intimidation effort failed and the ad is continuing to air across Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.
Today, Priorities USA Action is expanding the buy into Arizona over the next few weeks with an initial $600,000 investment. This investment is in addition to the $6 million that Priorities USA Action announced it’s spending in other battleground states to hold Trump accountable for the disastrous impact of his failed response to the pandemic.
“Donald Trump spent weeks downplaying the threat of the coronavirus and his inaction left the country unprepared for this crisis. Even today, his lies are putting the health of millions of Americans at risk,” said Guy Cecil, Chairman of Priorities USA.
“The fact that Trump is going to such great lengths to keep the American people from hearing his own words adds to the urgency of communicating them far and wide. Trump doesn’t want voters to know the truth. We will not be intimidated. We’ll keep telling the truth and holding Donald Trump accountable.”
For more on the group Priorities U.S.A., click on – https://priorities.org/about/
To watch segment Morning Joe aired n the Ad, click – https://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/trump-campaign-threatens-legal-action-of-coronavirus-ad-81229893822
To see a Global report on Trump reportedly considering the idea of stationing troops along the Canada/U.S. border, click on – https://globalnews.ca/news/6735064/coronavirus-militarizing-canada-us-border/
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