President Trump is so far earning favorable reviews from Americans for his handling of the coronavirus break out– however that isn’t stopping a few of his political challengers from attempting to sow doubts.
A series of television commercials began appearing Wednesday on cable and broadcast television and on some social media platforms as part of continuous multimillion dollar advertising campaign to assault the president and buoy the eventual Democratic nominee.
The attempt to discredit the president’s handling of the crisis comes as a CBS News survey launched on Tuesday discovers that 53%of Americans think the president is doing a “excellent task” of dealing with the pandemic, compared to 47%who think he’s doing a “bad job.” The poll likewise discovers that 54%of respondents are positive about the administration’s capability to handle the break out.
Unify the Country PAC, a group spending money to reinforce Joe Biden’s chances, is out today with a new message that straight questions Mr. Trump’s handling of the crisis.
“ Crisis Comes” opens with pictures of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama flash on-screen as a commentator says, “Donald Trump didn’t create the coronavirus, but he is the one who called ‘hoax.’ Who eliminated the pandemic response group. And who let the infection spread uncontrolled across America. Crisis concerns every president. This one failed.”
The group is spending roughly $1 million at first to air the advertisement across the country on cable news channels and on some broadcast tv news programs, according to Steve Schale, executive director of Unite the Nation PAC.
” The reality is that we remain in this mess since he didn’t take the crisis seriously at a time when he needed to,” Schale informs CBS News. “This election in November is going to be specified probably mainly by how the U.S. reacted to the health crisis and how we leave it financially. It’s a crucial conversation to have.”
Priorities U.S.A., a significant Democratic super PAC pledging to spend a minimum of $150 million to back Biden, likewise introduced a preliminary $6 million push today to raise comparable concerns.
Priorities blames Mr. Trump’s “dreadful action to the rapidly getting worse coronavirus pandemic” and looks for to “contrast Trump’s disorderly, unstable habits with the sincere, consistent leadership that Vice President Joe Biden would bring to the job.”
One of the advertisements the group is placing in rotation, “ Exponential Hazard,” uses the president’s past words about the infection’s spread against him– juxtaposing words like “We have it absolutely under control” on-screen alongside a growing chart tracing the number of coronavirus cases across the country.
The ad ends with these words onscreen: “American Requirements a Leader We Can Trust.”
Comparable advertisements from other groups are expected in the coming weeks.
For his part, Biden was asked by reporters on Wednesday about the evident support so far for how the president is handling the crisis.
” I’m not suggesting what the general public sees about his management. What I’m recommending is that I understand what needs to be done and in the following: That faster is better than slower,” Biden stated in among his very first regularly-scheduled virtual press instructions.
” I do not care if the president’s numbers are going up and down. I know, like everybody else who’s ever handled these things, that time is of the essence. Time is of the essence,” he said.