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DNC to launch ‘Trump lied, 215,000+ died’ billboard ahead of President’s Miami town hall

The floating billboard will pass by Pérez Art Museum, the venue for Thursday’s town hall.

As President Donald Trump gets ready for a town hall in Miami Monday, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will launch a mobile billboard targeting the President over his handling of the COVID-19 outbreak.

That billboard will read “Trump lied, 215,000+ died.” The message will also be displayed in Spanish and Haitian Creole.

The DNC War Room will place the “floating billboard” on local waterways that will allow it to pass by Pérez Art Museum, the venue for Thursday’s NBC town hall with Trump.

“The floating billboard will take a route through downtown Miami and the Miami River, passing waterfront attractions such as American Airlines Arena, Bayside Marketplace, Bayfront Park, and waterfront bars and restaurants,” reads a DNC release.

Trump scheduled that town hall — which will directly compete with an ABC town hall featuring Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden — after Trump declined to participate in a virtual forum alongside Biden.

The second presidential debate — which Miami was originally set to host — was moved to a virtual format after Trump contracted the coronavirus. His spokespeople have also repeatedly refused to state whether Trump lied when he vouched he had tested negative prior to the first debate with Biden.

“Americans across the country have had to make sacrifices because of the coronavirus. 215,000 Americans have lost their lives, including more than 15,000 in Florida, and countless families have been unable to see their loved ones,” said DNC War Room senior spokesperson and advisor Lily Adams.

“But Trump — who lied to the American people about the threat of the virus — has tried to pretend the pandemic doesn’t exist, refused to make a plan, and continues to jeopardize the safety of the American people.”

Vice President Mike Pence and Trump’s son, Eric, also have scheduled stops in South Florida Thursday. Pence will appear at two events in Miami-Dade County, while Eric Trump will be one county north, in Broward.

You can see a digital version of the billboard below.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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  1. Sonja Fitch

    October 15, 2020 at 9:13 am

    Trump is a paranoid delusional racist sexist liar ! Unless Trump dies, Trump lies!
    Vote Democrat up and down ballot for the common good!

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