For much of the 2016 election cycle, American voters were rightfully concerned with the health of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.
The former Secretary of State had been filmed time and again unable to speak, consumed by hellish coughing fits that alarmed bystanders from coast to coast. Then, after Clinton experienced a fainting spell in New York City during a 9/11 memorial service, there were even more concerns. Her campaign blamed pneumonia, but that explanation didn’t seem to fly with much of the public.
Furthermore, conservative Americans who were concerned about Clinton’s health were repeatedly shouted down by the liberal media, who proclaimed that these aren’t the sort of things that the nation should have been discussing at the time.
The Lincoln Project released its latest ad against President Trump on Tuesday, a 45 second spot focusing on his health that begins with a woman intoning, “Something’s wrong with Donald Trump.”
The Lincoln Project is a political action committee formed by current and ex-Republicans who don’t want to see Trump re-elected. Their previous ads have broached topics Trump is sensitive about, including the crowd size at his inauguration and how he “dodged the draft” during the Vietnam War.
This new ad delivers the deepest gut punch yet. Titled “#TrumpIsNotWell,” it features a montage of Trump seemingly struggling with drinking a glass of water and walking down a ramp, as well as footage of him going up the stairs to Air Force One with what appears to be toilet paper under his shoe. The narrator calls Trump “shaky” and “weak,” and says White House reporters should be covering Trump’s “secretive midnight run to Walter Reed Medical Center.” It’s clear to everyone, the ad concludes, that now is the time “we talk about this: Trump is not well.”
One of The Lincoln Project’s most notable contributors is George Conway, husband of longtime White House aid and 2016 Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
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