DNC launches digital ads attacking Donald Trump’s ‘failed leadership’
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The DNC is taking over the front page of the Orlando Sentinel’s website.

The Democratic National Committee is going on the offensive as the Republican National Convention begins.

The DNC announced Monday that it’s plastering the front page of the Orlando Sentinel’s website with digital ads calling out President Donald Trump’s “failed” coronavirus response, which has resulted in nearly 600,000 coronavirus cases and more than 10,000 deaths statewide.

“COVID-19 is still spiking. This administration failed us,” read the ads, direct readers to an online petition.

The Florida Democratic Party will boost the narrative Monday during a 9:30 a.m. press call where U.S. Rep. Donna Shalala and other top Democrats will paint the convention as a distraction from Trump’s “chaotic leadership” and how it has hurt Florida families, both during coronavirus crisis and over the course of his administration.

The DNC War Room will follow up with a Monday call featuring U.S. Rep. Val Demings, who’s become a top Florida surrogate for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign after being among the finalists for the vice-presidential nomination.

“Nothing Republicans say at their chaos convention can erase Trump’s failed leadership — including his incompetent handling of the coronavirus which has cost too many Floridians their lives and jobs,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez said.

“What we won’t hear at this week’s GOP Convention are the stories of Floridians who’ve been hurt by Trump’s broken promises — like the seniors who are worried about his attacks on Social Security and Medicare, the families who see no plan to safely reopen schools, or those with preexisting conditions who don’t want Trump to take away their health care in the midst of a pandemic.

“The Republican chaos convention is going to remind Floridians exactly what they don’t like about Trump, and in November voters will hold him accountable.”

The homepage takeover will reach voters throughout Orlando Sentinel’s website and will run for 24 hours.

The ads are below.

Drew Wilson

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for Florida Politics. He is a former editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and business correspondent at The Hollywood Reporter. Wilson, a University of Florida alumnus, covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools and The Florida Current prior to joining Florida Politics.

One comment

  • John McMahon

    August 25, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Yes!! President TRUMP has failed to destroy American companies and workers 401 plans, he failed to outsource American jobs and destroy the economy and failed to give away 150 billion in cash to IRAN to support weapons that killed Americans, he failed to destroy American companies with insane regulations and horrible trade deals that bankrupted America and made China wealthy while they laughed at us!
    However a little America hating communist community organizer did ALL of those things and much more. Poor Barrack and Michelle now sit in a million dollar beach side mansion in the Hamptons praying that the oceans won’t rise and sweep them away! Yeah right!😂

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