Trump Thinks Reopening Is Worth Sacrificing America’s Greatest Generation

June 28, 2020 – Today, The Lincoln Project with the meaningful contribution of John Orloff, released their latest Ad, “Debt,” commemorating the legacy of the Greatest Generation, the patriots who heeded President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s call to protect Democracy, both domestically and abroad, and saved the world in World War II. The same generation President Donald Trump thinks is acceptable to sacrifice to COVID-19 in order to hastily re-open the economy.

The ad will launch today in Arizona, Florida, South Carolina and Texas. It will air on Fox in DC starting Tuesday.

“It is both disheartening and disturbing that the generation we owe for bravely taking up arms and conquering fascism is now at risk of being extinguished by the authoritarian residing in our own White House,” said Rick Wilson, co-founder of The Lincoln Project. “There is absolutely no equivalency between American lives and our economy, especially those of the most hallowed generation of Americans ever, the patriots singularly responsible for our continued existence as a nation and a democracy.”

“Only a leader completely devoid of humanity and empathy would find it reasonable to sacrifice the lives of millions of citizens to assuage his own ego, nevermind those that sacrificed everything for our country in its greatest time of need. Americans have to question not just the judgment of Trump, but also his heart and faith, on a human level, for viewing his own citizens as expendable,” said Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project.

Against the better judgment of the nation’s best scientists and medical experts, including Dr. Fauci and Dr. Birx, President Trump has repeatedly pushed to hastily reopen the country, with full knowledge of the likely effect on American lives, particularly those of America’s Greatest Generation. We owe this generation a debt that cannot be repaid. We must protect them from the President.

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