George Conway's group hits Trump on response to coronavirus

The Lincoln Project, a group led by George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayKellyanne Conway says it's 'highly offensive' to refer to coronavirus as 'kung flu' George Conway's group hits Trump on response to coronavirus George Conway: Schumer was 'channeling Trump' in comments about Supreme Court justices MORE, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayThe Memo: Economic disaster poses danger for Trump Juan Williams: Biden's promises on women are a big deal Overnight Health Care: Senate passes coronavirus aid bill, sending it to Trump | First lawmaker tests positive for coronavirus | Trump invokes defense law to boost response | Lawmakers push for surprise medical bill fix in package MORE, released a new video criticizing the president’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. 

The video, titled “Unfit,” features clips of the president in interviews and press conferences assuring the country that the administration is “totally prepared,” and claiming “anybody who wants a test can get a test,” contrasted by clips of business closures and medical shortages. 

“The coronavirus crisis has revealed, once again, that Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE is dangerously unfit for office,” Jennifer Horn, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said in a statement. “A public health crisis of this magnitude requires informed and honest leadership, at a minimum.”


Critics of the administration’s response to the virus have argued that the president's messaging regarding medical supplies such as COVID-19 test kits and ventilators has been inconsistent with reporting from health officials and compiled data. 

“Anecdotally, I can tell you that in the last 24 hours, I have spent over 10 hours attempting to have an elderly relative tested for COVID-19 in Polk County, Florida, to no avail,” Horn added. “Trump’s unbridled ignorance, narcissism and gross incompetence have put our nation — and my own family member — at great risk. Americans can no longer remain silent.”

As of Tuesday morning, more than 189,000 people have been confirmed as having the virus worldwide and more than 7,000 have died, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering. In the U.S., more than 5,100 cases have been confirmed and 91 deaths have been reported, according to Johns Hopkins.