Latest Lincoln Project ad: 'It's Trump's virus now'

The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump GOP group, launched a new ad Tuesday again targeting President TrumpDonald TrumpWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine Poll: 30 percent of GOP voters believe Trump will 'likely' be reinstated this year Black Secret Service agent told Trump it was offensive to hold rally in Tulsa on Juneteenth: report MORE's response to the coronavirus. 

The ad, titled “Memories,” focuses on a series of sentimental moments Americans missed in the last three months — showing clips of missed graduations, new business openings and weddings. 

“These are the memories COVID took from us,” the narrator states. 


“None of this had to happen,” she adds. “We have suffered needlessly because Trump is a fool, a liar and a failure. Most countries stopped it, Trump refused. It’s Trump’s virus now.”

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, D.C., 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.

"We’ve lost millions of moments that make life worth living," Reed Galen, co-founder of group, said in a statement. "And while people around the world are going to movies, eating at restaurants, and sending their kids back to school, Americans continue to live in purgatory."

The group, which says it raised $16.8 million in the second quarter of 2020, has launched multiple ads attacking Trump, including his response to the coronavirus pandemic. 


Trump and his reelection campaign have repeatedly criticized the group and its members, including accusing them of not being Republicans at all. 

In response to the new ad, Trump’s campaign issued the same statement it gave in response to one from the group attacking Trump’s push to reopen schools in the fall. 

“This is the swamp — yet again — trying to take down the duly elected President of the United States. 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,” campaign spokesperson Erin Perrine said in a statement.