New Lincoln Project ad warns of grim future under ‘angry, petty and cruel’ Donald Trump

Trump What COuld Be Lincoln Project
‘He’s worse than ever.’

Some Americans don’t seem to remember how bad things were under ex-President Donald Trump, and it’s time they got a blunt reminder, according to the Lincoln Project, which just released a new ad offering one.

The one-minute video “What Could Be” warns voters against re-electing a divisive commander-in-chief who “almost broke us apart.”

“Have so many already forgotten what the Trump years were — chaos, corruption, ugliness, cruelty, violence, a wrecked economy, and over half a million dead Americans? That’s the past that Trump’s presidency brought, and it would be our future, too,” a voice-over in the video says.

“He’s worse than ever — unstable and angry, petty and cruel, promising dictatorship and retribution, assuring his legion of unhinged fanatics that he is their instrument of vengeance. He’s not even hiding it, and not one American can hide from it.”

The latest Lincoln Project ad covers several shocking events under Trump’s presidency. Among them: the racist and deadly 2017 protest in Charlottesville, the teargassing of peaceful protesters outside the White House, detained migrants in cages, mass deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic and the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

It follows others the group released recently, including one comparing Trump’s plans for America to Adolph Hitler’s vision for Germany, another highlighting the sexual assault and defamation charges he faces, and a third likening support for Trump to religious fanaticism.

“What Could Be” calls attention to the choice voters face this fall, Lincoln Project Communications Director Greg Minchak said in a statement.

“(It’s) a choice between repeating the chaotic past with a new focus on vengeance, versus a hopeful future led by President (Joe) Biden,” he said. “The choice is stark.”

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  • My Take

    February 5, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    Angry, petty, cruel …
    … and unrestrained.
    I wonder if he has a written enemies list. And does it have catagories?

    • M. Mouse

      February 5, 2024 at 3:39 pm

      He sure does! One category is mice! Squeak!

      • M.Mouse

        February 5, 2024 at 4:15 pm

        No, wait! I was thinking of that other angry, petty, cruel guy, the Governor of Florida! Squeak!

  • William Patterson

    February 5, 2024 at 4:08 pm

    Karl Marx would be very proud of the Lincoln Project.

    • Maga Patterson

      February 5, 2024 at 4:17 pm

      And Adolph Hitler would have gotten your vote!

  • Michael K

    February 5, 2024 at 6:23 pm

    Good reminder of what a sick and dangerous man Donald Trump was, and is. All anger, greed, and ignorance – unhinged and untethered to principles and the rule of law

  • My Take

    February 5, 2024 at 8:46 pm

    The GOP’s Mini-Mussolini DeSScamus’s attack on higher education is back in the news.
    NYT — “Most of the student-athletes at New College of Florida showed up for the very first season of varsity sports because they were offered the chance to keep doing what they loved. They had no idea they were part of a political attack by Ron DeSantis.”

  • Kristin

    February 6, 2024 at 4:36 am

    What could be? Are you serious? So we only have to choose between the egotistical narcisisstic angry dictator criminial or the vile pervert criminal with dementia???? Really. There is other choices but when you make propaganda like this it makes Americans believe there only choice is to choose between 2 evils. Robert Kennedy is a genuinely decent intellegent human being. Thats who you should be supporting if you truly care about America and its citizens.

    • My Take

      February 6, 2024 at 11:17 am

      The MOST youf vote for Kennedy could accomplish is:
      1. Shiftimg the win otherwise between Trump and Biden.
      2. Throwing the election to the House or states, where Trump would win.

    • Jan Lamontia

      February 6, 2024 at 1:07 pm

      NO, educate yourself!

    • David Harrington

      February 15, 2024 at 2:09 pm

      “vile pervert criminal with dementia” – Really? How do you arrive at this insane description? How is he any of that? Vile – is that your opinion and if so, based on what? Pervert – do you have any proof? Criminal – given that he’s never been convicted of anything, that’s an obvious lie! And dementia – even if you were a Dr., how could you make this diagnosis without an exam? I’m guessing this all comes from being an RFK proponent. How sad for both you and him. He has gone off the rails somewhere along the way with his anti_Vax crusade and other conspiracies.

  • Dont Say FLA

    February 6, 2024 at 10:01 am

    People are saying that if Trump escapes prison and is somehow again victorious in the electoral college this November, come December 13 2024, the Swifties will rain karma down upon Maga Lardo, making January 6th 2021 look like a normal everyday tour at the capitol, leaving Trump and his enablers unable to come to the phone right now.

  • Erection Flawed

    February 6, 2024 at 5:35 pm

    Trump lost due to a flawed erection.? I don’t think so. That’s private, between him and Ivanka. What a sad old sack.

  • Box of Chocolates

    February 12, 2024 at 2:54 pm

    Florida will get hit extra hard by a Trump presidency, already suffering an angry, petty, cruel, petulant, whiny, 3 year lame duck Flop Gov, Rhonda “Dee” DeSantis, out to prove it wasn’t his fault.

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