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

The Lincoln Project released another ad slamming President TrumpDonald John TrumpUSPS warns Pennsylvania mail-in ballots may not be delivered in time to be counted Michael Cohen book accuses Trump of corruption, fraud Trump requests mail-in ballot for Florida congressional primary 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 Thomas ConwayTrump donations to Harris attorney general campaign gain renewed attention after VP announcement Webb: Lincoln versus Lincoln Project Lincoln Project expands GOP target list, winning Trump ire MORE, the Washington lawyer married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayTrump hurls insults at Harris, Ocasio-Cortez and other women Trump and allies grapple with how to target Harris Conway: Harris is going to have to answer for marijuana prosecutions in California MORE.

“I’m an American combat veteran and a conservative. I don't agree with Joe BidenJoe BidenHarris to host virtual Hollywood campaign event co-chaired by Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling Trump plans to accept Republican nomination from White House lawn US seizes four vessels loaded with Iranian fuel 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.”