New Lincoln Project ad blasts Donald Trump, Republicans for blocking border bill

Security Lincoln Project
'Donald Trump needs chaos to win.'

A new Lincoln Project ad running in Florida and South Carolina is putting Donald Trump and Washington Republicans on blast for blocking a bill that would provide funding for border security and aid to Israel and Ukraine.

The one-minute “Security” airs near Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and in Charlottesville.

Its message is clear: If voters care about protecting America’s southern border and cracking down on undocumented immigration, sex trafficking, deadly drugs and terrorism, the former President isn’t the man for the job.

Joe Biden is ready to protect America’s southern border,” the ad says. “There’s only one problem: Donald Trump, (who) has ordered Republicans to block the toughest immigration bill in decades … because Donald Trump needs chaos to win.”

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked the bipartisan border and foreign aid package, scuttling months of negotiations with Democrats on legislation intended to cut back record numbers of illegal border crossings.

The move came after Trump, the likely GOP nominee for President, bashed the proposal in January. House Speaker Mike Johnson quickly rejected it, as did Sen. Marco Rubio, who suggested online that no acceptable deal would ever be reached with Biden in the White House.

Meanwhile, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell complained Trump had strong-armed House Republicans into opposing any deal. Mitt Romney described the strategy.

“Please hurt my country so I can blame my opponent and help my politics is a shocking development,” he said.

Lincoln Project co-founder Rick Wilson called it “one of the most sinister political maneuvers you’ll ever see.”

“Trump has formed a tacit alliance with the drug cartels and child traffickers, allowing them to keep operating along the border because he thinks it will help his campaign,” he said in a statement. “Trump and the MAGAs are the best allies the cartels and coyotes could ever have.”

The new ad follows others the Lincoln Project released recently that likens Trump’s vision for the U.S. to Nazi Germany, reminding voters of the cruelty and unrest Americans endured under his one-term presidency and highlighting his legal troubles for sexual assault and defamation.

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Jacob Ogles contributed to this report, which includes material from The Associated Press — republished with permission.

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24 comments

  • Ricky Bobby

    February 7, 2024 at 8:33 pm

    No mention of the fact that Slooooow Joe signed those Executive Orders on day one of his Presidency basically opening the Southern Border. No mention of the fact that Slooooow Joe had both the Senate and the House his first two years as President, yet no immigration reforms while they had control. Sloooooow and the Demos now realize this open border th8ng is a problem and they are attempting to spin it that it is the Republicans fault. Sorry old man. That spin won’t work, but your zombies will be here soon to defend you.

    • Ron Forrest Ron

      February 8, 2024 at 9:30 am

      Could be that this is a news post about current events, not a history Wiki.

  • Michael K

    February 7, 2024 at 8:51 pm

    Immigration reform has been an issue for decades, going back to Reagan. Trump did not solve any of the problems, he only offered a wall and rhetoric as a distraction. What has been missing is a truly bipartisan effort at comprehensive reform.

    The Democrats gave Republicans everything they wanted – just ask Sen. Lankford of Oklahoma. But guess what? Republicans are not serious about the complex issues – all they want is complaints and a campaign slogan – and Trump has nothing but xenophobia to run on. So now, we have nothing, because Republicans are terrified of Trump and incapable of governing. Just look at the House of Representatives. What a joke.

    • Where Am I

      February 7, 2024 at 8:57 pm

      Tell us how many illegals entered while Trump was President. Now tell us about the number of illegals entering since Sloooooow Joe became the Hologram for the Democratic Party. Poor Joe needs to go to memory care now. The guy is done. Enough of the media and everyone else covering for him. He’s done mentally.

      • Florida Cults of Snake Churches

        February 8, 2024 at 3:10 am

        You Christian’s blame everything on anyone else; take some responsibility and fix it.

        Christians are 70% of the US so stop whining “master race” and show us your ‘mastery’.

        • Rev. Jeremiah Wright

          February 8, 2024 at 6:04 am

          Isn’t this a Christian nation we live in? If you go to Saudia Arabia or Egypt, what kind of nation is that?

          • Michael K

            February 8, 2024 at 8:26 am

            No, this nation is not a Christian nation – go back to the founding. The US is not a theocracy. as much as radical right wingers would like to make it that way.

        • Sec Mayorkas

          February 8, 2024 at 6:23 am

          Remember the Demo Cult had complete control of the government for Slooooooooow Joe’s first couple of years. Yet the Demo cultists did nothing about the Siuthern Border except go along with Slooooooooow’ s plan to open the border.

          • Tom

            February 8, 2024 at 8:09 am

            You really are tedious but that aside, neither biden or trump are good choices so maybe it’s time to vote for the policy and not the people. Go and read Project 2025’s blueprint and if that’s what you want, vote for trump. It will be the end of Democracy in America as we know it. Maybe you’ll all stop your whining then. Somehow I doubt it though.

      • Roberta

        February 8, 2024 at 9:25 am

        Trump used existing public health rule, Title 42, a COVID19 health restriction, that gave the government power to rapidly expel any migrant, without giving them an opportunity to make a case for staying in the country legally, including to seek asylum. It expired 5/23.All Trump did was enforce the now expired Title 42. Biden wants a Bill with the law clearly stated-the second he takes a unilateral action GOP House loons
        will suddenly be concerned about the Rule of Law.

        • Impeach Biden

          February 8, 2024 at 9:48 am

          Why did Biden sign those Executive Orders on day one of his presidency? That was a signal worldwide that the Southern Border is now open. By the way since the new fiscal year this country has allowed over one million illegals. We have eight months to go in the fiscal year. Sleepy Joe, Kamana Wanna Lei U, and Mayorkas (3 stoogies) breaking records daily now.

          • Dont Say FLA

            February 8, 2024 at 10:02 am

            The three stooges of US Government?

            Those are Kevin McCarthy, Mike Johnson, and Mike Johnson again.

            Oh but Kevin McCarthy had enough BS and resigned. So now the third stooge is either Mitch McConnell or Matt Gaetz, the guy who ran off Kevin McCarthy and brought us Speaker Mike Johnson

            I say let Mitch McConnell be the third stooge. He needs something going on for him, and he doesn’t have much longer. Gaetz can be promoted to stooge #3 upon McConnell’s final buffering incident.

          • Impeach Biden

            February 8, 2024 at 10:12 am

            Remember Don’t Say. Biden had the senate and Congress his first two years. They opened the border and now we have chaos. Only FOX was reporting it while all the liberal media ignored it. This not abortion is on most voters minds so now the spin begins. Eat It Demos!

          • Dont Say FLA

            February 8, 2024 at 10:46 am

            Which of Biden’s seventeen day-one executive orders do you mean, IBS? And are you confusing it/them with the goings ons in Venezuela?

            – Require masks on federal property
            – Rejoin the World Health Organization
            – Set up a Covid office that reports directly to Biden
            – Extend foreclosure and eviction moratoriums
            – Freeze student debt collection
            – Rejoin the Paris climate accords
            – Revoke the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline and cancel other Trump administration energy rules
            – Nix the 1776 Commission
            – Unwind Trump’s changes to the census
            – Strengthen legal protections for “Dreamers”
            – Abolish the “Muslim ban”
            – Cancel the Trump administration’s interior enforcement rule
            – Halt construction of the U.S.-Mexico border wall
            – Extend deportation protections for Liberians
            – Ban workplace discrimination against LGBT employees
            – Implement an ethics pledge for all executive branch officials
            – Freeze Trump’s “midnight regulations”

      • Dont Say FLA

        February 8, 2024 at 10:31 am

        People not wanting to come to the USA because Donald J Trump was President really isn’t a good argument for Donald J Trump being President or anything else except possibly a member of Rhonda’s Special (yes, that kind of special) Border Patrol Squad

      • Michael Sibson

        February 14, 2024 at 10:53 am

        trump.and maga republicans,at trumps direction are behind the open border. The bipartisan bill agreed to by Biden would have been good for the country.
        But bad for the micreant criminal trump. Leaving him.Nothing to scream about.

    • Dale A Arnold

      February 8, 2024 at 9:15 am

      On point!!! Couldn’t have said it better myself…

  • Earl Pitts "Sage Politicale Expert Emeritas" Ameriecan

    February 8, 2024 at 6:54 am

    Good mornting America,
    YAWN….YAWN….oh the Lincoln Project?
    WAKE UP AMERICA!°°
    Nobody cares about whatever the Lincoln Project says about anything….YAWN…..YAWN.
    Thank you America,
    Earl Pitts American
    WAKE UP AMERICA

  • Biden talks to Dead People

    February 8, 2024 at 7:35 am

    On a different subject. So now Biden is talking to German Chancellor Kohl. He has been dead since 2017. Mitterrand and now Kohl. Yes folks the Hologram is short circuiting.

    • Phil Morton

      February 8, 2024 at 9:30 am

      At least he didn’t confuse Nikki Haley with Nancy Pelosi.

    • Dont Say FLA

      February 8, 2024 at 9:39 am

      Ad hominem will get the Trump campaign nowhere. Trump’s more decrepit than Biden and has infinitely more personal flaws than Biden. Plus Biden, cogent or not, somehow keeps staff on board and govern successfully. The Biden Administration is wildly successful. More of that please, even if they have to Weekend At Bernies the old guy.

      • d. mercer

        February 17, 2024 at 9:39 am

        You really need to explain the meaning of “ad hominem” to all the Trumpys and Maggots participating in this discussion. Their working vocabulary rarely exceeds 4 letter words.

  • Erection Flawed

    February 8, 2024 at 9:29 am

    The US Southern Border might be a real people problem, but is has never been a political problem. It’s always a political solution

    Currently it’s solving Putin’s problem in Ukraine. Putin’s Ukraine plan depended on a Trump 2nd term. Trump didn’t get that 2nd term but still owes Putin whatever was promised for a scratch back.

    Thus, Trump is willing to sink the border deal just to help Putin versus Ukraine.

    You see, Ukraine funding was in the same bill as the border.

    Coincidence? I think not.

    It’s not anything about Trump’s campaign needing some sorta platform other than whining about erection flawed in 2020. What it is, is, Trump owes Putin. Putin is collecting.

    Trump is sinking the border deal just so he can defund Ukraine. It’s not about making Biden look good or bad. It’s about Putin losing in Ukraine.

    What I hear here is a confession that Donald J Trump is 100% Putin’s Pocket Pussy

  • PeterH

    February 8, 2024 at 10:53 am

    Fun Facts:
    NO ONE FORCED HOUSE REPUBLICANS TO ATTACH IMMIGRATION TO FUNDING FOR ISRAEL AND UKRAINE. THE PARTY OF STUPID AND CHAOS THOUGHT OT WAS A BRILLIANT STRATEGY!

    ONLY CONGRESS HAS THE AUTHORITY TO WRITE LEGISLATION TO CHANGE EXISTING BORDER LAWS THAT BIDEN HAS BEEN FOLLOWING. COVID CAME TO A CLOSE AND SO DID TRUMP’S POLICY OF IMMIGRATION EXCLUSION.

    THE HOUSE BILL CR2 DEMANDED DHS TO BUILD THE TRUMP WALL BUT FAILED TO PROVIDE THE THREE TRILLION DOLLARS TO BUILD SUCH A WALL.

    HR 2 without funding was dead on arrival in the Senate.

    REPUBLICANS REJECT THEIR OWN BILL.
    By rejecting the Senate immigration reform bill Republicans once again own the influx of amnesty requesting immigrants…..
    Democrats and Independents will remind Republicans every day until Election Day of their treachery to appease Trump.

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