RNC to Launch Over $1M Ad Campaign Highlighting Governors’ Praise of Trump’s Pandemic Response

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is launching an over $1 million digital ad campaign lauding President Donald Trump for his coronavirus response efforts.

The preview of the ad, which focuses on Trump’s bipartisan response, was unveiled on Thursday.

The 20-second clip highlights comments from California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) applauding specific leadership qualities they believe Trump has exhibited amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The clip ends with a photo of Trump encouraging Americans to learn more about Trump’s campaign.

The RNC’s digital ad effort is scheduled to launch on Monday and run through May 4. With Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) out of the presidential race, Trump is now targeting independent and moderate Democratic voters.

RNC chief of staff Richard Walters also released a statement with details about the targeted ad campaigns, noting that the goal is to capture the attention of voters while they are at home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“Our latest ad buy further fuels our robust digital presence as we continue to meet voters where they are right now – online and in their homes,” Walters said. “The American people have seen President Trump respond to this crisis with unprecedented leadership, and they will respond with their votes in November.”

The RNC’s praise of Trump comes amid heightened criticism he has received. On Wednesday, Democratic Strategist James Carville and former RNC Chairman Michael Steele weighed in with their opinions of Trump’s coronavirus response efforts.

Although Trump’s campaign manager predicts the president will “destroy” former Vice President Joe Biden in November, Carville believes the election could be a “Democratic wipeout” based on approval ratings of past presidents and leaders amid a crisis.

“I am totally, totally unimpressed by President Trump’s political powers,” Carville said on MSNBC.

“I have absolutely no fear. What I do fear of… is what you had in Wisconsin where they try to muck with the election and stop people from voting. But, if we go to post in November with anything close to a level playing field, it’s going to be a Democratic wipeout. People are not going to vote for four more years of this.”

Steele raised concerns about Trump’s alleged pattern of blaming others “every week” for the United States’ coronavirus response. He questioned whether or not the president’s criticism of the World Health Organization would be enough to steer the negative light away from his administration.

“This virus doesn’t recognize red or blue. It doesn’t respect state lines, it doesn’t respect states that have stay-at-home orders versus those who don’t. How does this affect the Donald Trump base and is it going to be enough for his base to hear him say the World Health Organization made the wrong call?”

Michael Steele, former RNC Chairman

“Every week, there’s a new villain that can be propped up to go after and to castigate for the shortcomings and the problems and the failures that are in the narrative this particular week,” Steele said.

See Carville’s remarks below:

Trump will likely face Biden — the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee — in November’s general election.

Responses

  1. John ( so appropriately named) is really wound up. Perhaps if Pelosi and her tribe would have forgone the millions to the Kennedy Center more could be done. You really are pathetic with such ridiculous childish rants.

  2. Of course he stroked California! He needs there votes!!!

    1. Hate for a man who doesn’t know who these trolls are is hilarious. And they’re out in full swing on this one.

  3. THE MURDERING PSYCHOPATH only thinks of one thing all the time : HIMSELF.
    He doesn’t give a rat’s ass how many people die as long as he isn’t one of them.

    1. “THE MURDERING PSYCHOPATH”. Just ANOTHER BULLSHIT comment from a bullshitter. Please PROVE why your comments should be listened to.

    2. John ( so appropriately named) is really wound up. Perhaps if Pelosi and her tribe would have forgone the millions to the Kennedy Center more could be done. You really are pathetic with such ridiculous childish rants.

    1. They might as well include all of the world leaders whose intelligence agencies have informed them that all they need to do is praise Trump’s leadership to get what they want out of their relationship with our country.

      1. ANOTHER BULLSHIT comment with ZERO basis in reality. Please quote those world leaders you speak of.

    2. the Republicans are gonna be laughing right up your dumbass in November, dim.

  4. A typical ploy by a narsisistic, fascistic leader. Everything has to be about loyalty to Dear Leader.

    I will be so relieved to be rid of this annoying and dangerous fool.

  5. There’s the play. Get governors to kiss a** because that’s all he will respond to then turn around and use it for the campaign.

      1. You think they are the same because your reading level does not allow you to understand them. In the other hand, you are really showcasing your own ability to bring insight and originality to the conversation.

        1. Let me summarize your comments here, Trump is evil, Trump is evil, Trump is evil. Well I’ll be, you are right and I was wrong. It’s only ONE comment you have. PERIOD!!!!

        2. Let me summarize your comments here, Trump is evil, Trump is evil, Trump is evil. Well I’ll be, you are right and I was wrong. It’s only ONE comment you have. PERIOD!!!! Got any other insights for us?

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