June 6, 2020 - The Lincoln Project today released an ad exploring how in the hours before Allied troops prepared to storm the shores of Normandy in France, General Dwight Eisenhower took a moment to put words to paper just in case their mission failed.

As Supreme Allied Commander, Eisenhower understood that if D-Day landings failed, the responsibility would be on him. He understood and accepted that fact.

The Normandy invasion led to Germany’s defeat less than a year later. Eisenhower in command, both as commander of Allied forces and President of the United States was marked by courage, responsibility and dedication to America.

“In America, ultimately responsibility for our federal government rests with the President of the United States,” said Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project. “Regardless of the failure, President Donald J. Trump tells us again and again ‘No, I don’t take responsibility at all.’ ’’

“It’s time again for America to elect a leader as president,” said co-founder John Weaver.