Busted: Biden Campaign Lied About Pulling Negative Ads During Trump Hospitalization
(Tea Party 247) – At news of President Donald Trump’s positive coronavirus test and subsequent hospitalization, the Biden campaign vowed to pull any negative ads for the time being out of respect.
Fox News reveals that the Trump campaign is slamming the Biden campaign after this apparent about-face.
“Despite pledging to stop his negative advertising, nearly 100 negative Biden ads slandering the president and lying about his record have aired today while the president is at Walter Reed,” Andrew Clark, the rapid response director for the Trump campaign told the outlet.
“Meanwhile, Joe Biden has continued to attack the president in his speeches.”
Fox News explains:
Biden’s campaign said it’s not as easy as flipping a switch to pull down all negative ads nationwide across hundreds of TV stations. It may take a day or so for the ads to be fully removed from the rotation, but Biden is committed to doing so, the campaign added.
Another issue is one of those ads running Saturday wasn’t deemed negative by the Biden campaign, but rather factual.
“Vice President Biden and our entire campaign are praying for President Trump and the First Lady to make a full recovery as soon as possible,” the Biden campaign’s national press secretary T.J. Ducklo told Fox News.
“We think it’s inappropriate to use the president’s illness to score political points on our opponent, which is why we unilaterally took down our negative ads.”
While Trump was at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center undergoing treatment for the virus that has taken the lives of over 200,000 Americans, Joe Biden, despite the pledge to avoid attacking the president, attacked his handling of the pandemic as “unforgivable” and accusing POTUS of having “failed to protect America.”
Then, on Saturday, a Biden ad running in Las Vegas criticized Trump’s “tax cut giveaway” and stated that “Donald Trump is lying again” about Biden’s tax proposal.
Also on Saturday, in media markets that included Manchester, N.H., Orlando, F.L., and Minneapolis, M.N., a Biden ad discussing health care and the death of his daughter and wife in a car accident in 1972 and his son Beau from cancer in 2015.
“When I see the president of the United States try to eliminate this health care in the middle of a public health crisis, that’s personal to me too,” the ad declares.
The Trump campaign, meanwhile, is still running ads attacking Biden, including one which accuses him of not having support among law enforcement.
A fundraising email also slams “Sleepy Joe,” who they say is “probably already asleep in his basement.”
The Trump campaign defended the decision not to pull negative ads as, well, Biden obviously hasn’t.
“He’s in no position to say anything,” Tim Murtaugh, Trump campaign communications director, said Friday.
The Biden campaign is just virtue-signaling, as the candidate himself did on the campaign trail on Saturday.
While he professed to be “in a little bit of a spot here” as he didn’t want to attack the president or First Lady as they battled COVID, he nonetheless called the Trump administration’s response to the pandemic as “unconscionable” and slammed POTUS for his “it is what it is” comments about the overall death toll.
“I find this one of the most despicable things that I’ve encountered in my whole career,” Biden said.
“The Biden campaign tried to trick reporters into thinking they’re the ‘good guys’ and score some good headlines and tweets while doing nothing to tone down their viciousness,” Clark says bluntly.
“They lied to the media and got caught.”
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