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George Conway group contrasts Trump, Eisenhower in battleground states ad

An anti-Trump conservative super PAC has launched an ad in battleground states highlighting former President Eisenhower’s leadership during the D-Day invasion of World War II and contrasting that with President Trump’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and the nationwide protests that have erupted since the police killing of George Floyd.

The 60-second ad from The Lincoln Project, which was co-founded by George Conway, an attorney and frequent critic of the president’s who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, will run in 2020 battleground states Florida, Michigan, North Carolina and Pennsylvania.

It begins with a narrator explaining that Eisenhower, then the Supreme Allied commander, had prepared words ahead of the 1944 invasion of Normandy in case the mission failed.

“Great leaders prepare for every eventuality. They hope for the best, but they prepare for the worst,” the narrator of the ad said.

“Today, America faces new crises with new leaders,” the narrator continues, with the ad flashing to video footage of police and protesters as well as health care workers. 

“Isn’t it time America returned to a different kind of leadership?” the narrator asks. 

The Hill has reached out to the Trump campaign for comment. 

The ad is the latest from the group hitting Trump over his response to the coronavirus pandemic and to the nationwide protests following Floyd’s death in late May. 

Last month Trump slammed The Lincoln Project members as a “group of RINO [Republicans in Name Only] Republicans who failed badly,” following the launch of the group’s ad hitting Trump over his coronavirus response. 

After Trump’s Twitter attack, the group announced it raised $1 million in a day, marking what was the group’s biggest single-day fundraising haul.

Tags 2020 presidential race Battleground states Coronavirus Donald Trump Dwight Eisenhower George Conway George Floyd George Floyd protests Kellyanne Conway The Lincoln Project
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