A video ad summarizing the results of Trump’s continuing inability to lead the country out of the COVID-19 crisis was released by anti-Trump GOPs last Monday.
Apparently frustrated by Trump’s continuing attempt to cover-up the real conditions faced by the nation, a group of Republicans calling themselves as proponents of The Lincoln Project is behind the creation of the video. The purpose of which is to open the eyes of the American public, particularly the undecided voters who could still be misled by Trump’s dangerous, life-threatening lies and self-aggrandizements.
According to “The Lincoln Project co-founder, Jennifer Horn, the “Mourning in America” video reflects how the greater American public is mourning the loss of families, friends, livelihoods and daily routines. Losses that continue because Trump and his administration still carry out half-hearted and often false responses in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic.
Trump’s Faulty Leadership and Misinformation Causing Further Divisiveness Among Americans
Trump’s faulty leadership, including his insistence to reopen economies against the advice of health experts and scientists, and over the protests of state governors, has spurred lockdown protests; further fueling the growing divisiveness among American citizens.
On one hand, there are the protestors, mostly Trump supporters who believe that the impact of the COVID-19 crisis is being overplayed as a way to discredit their president-elect.
On the other hand are the people who continue to observe lockdown and social distancing measures, out of respect for the health workers who continue to make self sacrifices in order to care for the millions infected by the coronavirus and save them from possible death.
Pro-Trump Organizations and Radical Right-Wing Groups Behind the Lockdown Protests
Although Trump is not openly supporting the lockdown protesters, he has not taken any actions to convince them about the importance of keeping the lockdown measures in place until it becomes safe for the people to go out and engage in economic activities.
In fact reports have it that the protest actions are being funded by the pro-Trump organization Michigan Freedom Fund that has links to Trump’s much-criticized Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos. The support in turn encouraged street-fighting groups like the Proud Boys, anti-vaccination groups, armed militia groups, religious fundamentalists, and other radical right wing conservatives.