Lincoln Project ad features former Navy SEAL: 'Trump is not conservative'

The Lincoln Project released another ad slamming President TrumpDonald TrumpIran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' Ivanka Trump, Kushner distance themselves from Trump claims on election: CNN Overnight Defense: Joint Chiefs chairman clashes with GOP on critical race theory | House bill introduced to overhaul military justice system as sexual assault reform builds momentum MORE on Monday, this time featuring a former Navy SEAL who said the president is not a real conservative.

Dan Barkhuff, a former Navy Seal and ER doctor, criticizes Trump for disrespecting the Constitution and conservative values in the ad, the second to feature him. Barkhuff is the founder of Veterans for Responsible Leadership. 


The Lincoln Project is run by Republicans opposed to Trump, including George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: GOP blocking Jan. 6 commission 'more appalling' than both Trump acquittals Press: Get orange jumpsuit ready: extra large Influential Republicans detail call to reform party, threaten to form new one MORE, the Washington lawyer married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKaren Pence confirms move back to Indiana: 'No place like home' Pence urges 'positive' agenda to counter Biden in first speech since leaving office Kellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign MORE.

“I’m an American combat veteran and a conservative. I don't agree with Joe BidenJoe BidenSchumer vows to advance two-pronged infrastructure plan next month Biden appoints veteran housing, banking regulator as acting FHFA chief Iran claims U.S. to lift all oil sanctions but State Department says 'nothing is agreed' MORE on many issues. But one thing that we agree on is we are a nation of laws and the Constitution is a sacred document. It’s a document I fought for and some of my friends died for,” Barkhuff says in the ad. 

Trump, he adds, shows “no such respect for the Constitution.”


“He and his cronies disrespect freedom of assembly, due process and states rights,” Barkhuff says, as the ad flashes to video clips of recent Black Lives Matter protests and federal officials detaining demonstrators. 

The ad also flashed to a clip of Trump and several administration officials standing outside St. John’s Church, with Trump holding a Bible, that was taken after demonstrators were forcibly removed from Lafayette Square. 

Erin Perrine, spokesperson for the Trump campaign, dismissed The Lincoln Project’s latest attack ad. 

“This is the swamp – yet again – trying to take down the duly elected President of the United States,” Perrine said in a statement. “President Trump is the leader of a united Republican Party where he has earned 94 percent of Republican votes during the primaries – something any former president of any party could only dream of.”