President Trump followed up on his Monday night tweet Tuesday on his way to an event in Arizona, complaining about a new ad that plays off Reagan themes to blame him for the shoddy federal response to the coronavirus pandemic. Trump said the anti-Trump GOP group that produced it are "losers."
A group of RINO Republicans who failed badly 12 years ago, then again 8 years ago, and then got BADLY beaten by me, a political first timer, 4 years ago, have copied (no imagination) the concept of an ad from Ronald Reagan, “Morning in America”, doing everything possible to....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 5, 2020
The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group founded by Republican operatives including George Conway, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver, Jennifer Horn, and Rick Wilson, titled the ad "Mourning in America."
"Today, more than 60,000 Americans have died from a deadly virus Donald Trump ignored," the ad said. "Under the leadership of Donald Trump, our country is weaker, and sicker, and poorer."
"Yeah, I saw a thing called the Lincoln Project and I would have them change the name to the losers project," the president said Tuesday. "Guys like Bill Kristol, he's 0 and 32. George Conway, you take a look at him, just take a look at that guy, the man's a stone-cold loser. So, they should not call it the Lincoln Project, it's not fair to Abraham Lincoln, a great president. They should call it the Losers Project. Okay, thanks."
Mr. President, do you want to make any comment about this Lincoln project ad that aired? You tweeted about it overnight (INAUDIBLE) Americans?
PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Yeah, no, I saw it. Yeah, I saw a thing called the Lincoln project and I would have them change the name to the losers project because, if you take a look at Schmidt, it's George Conway, the guy is--Kellyanne must've done a big number on him.
It's George Conway and it some other people, Weaver, every one of them, I either defeated or--or they lost by themselves. But it's a group of major losers, their Republican losers. And if they would really think about it, I have 252 beautiful brand-new conservative wonderful judges, two Supreme Court judges that are great. We produced the greatest economy in history until a month and a half ago when we got hit by the virus, so we had to close it down. And we'll do it again. We've rebuilt our military, we've done things that nobody's been able to do.
I've gotten the greatest tax cuts in history--in the history of our country--the biggest tax cuts. The Democrats want to raise your taxes. I've gotten regulation cuts, the biggest in the history of our country, no matter how long a president served. With all of that, I guess they don't like me. But let me just tell you, these are losers from day one.
Guys like Bill Kristol, he's 0 and 32. George Conway, you take a look at him, just take a look at that guy, the man's a stone-cold loser. So, they should not call it the Lincoln project, it's not fair to Abraham Lincoln, a great president. They should call it the Losers Project. Okay, thanks.