Democratic National Committee

"Wolves" +

:30 TV ad from July 16, 2020.


Male Announcer:  They tried to warn him.  But when coronavirus hit, Donald Trump refused to listen to experts.

He said it would disappear.  [echo SFX]

It didn't.

Tens of thousands of older Americans dead.

Then Trump rushed to reopen America to help his own re-election.

Trump (audio clip):  Slow the testing down.

Male Announcer:  Cases exploding, death toll rising, hitting older Americans the hardest.

Trump, throwing America to the wolves.

[no disclaimer].

Notes:  The July 16, 2020 press release:


The DNC War Room released a new television ad in Texas, “Wolves,” that reveals how Trump’s mismanagement of coronavirus failed the very people who are most vulnerable to its outbreak: America’s seniors. When the coronavirus hit, Trump threw America to the wolves. 

Trump deceived seniors on the risk of coronavirus, jeopardizing their health. He ignored experts, repeatedly claimed that the virus would “disappear,” and rushed to reopen the country without the necessary safety measures — all for his own political gain. Now, as coronavirus cases surge in Texas and states across the country, older Americans have accounted for 80% of deaths and a disproportionate number of hospitalizations.

The ad will air in the El Paso media market starting today -- a significant market to reach persuadable seniors in the state -- as part of the DNC’s six-figure campaign over the course of five weeks to hold Trump accountable.

“America’s seniors raised us. They fought for our country, and they worked to build us a better future. But when experts warned that coronavirus would hit older Texans hard, Trump refused to listen. He didn’t care — in fact, he pushed to open our country without the necessary safety measures, jeopardizing their health, because he thought it would help his reelection.

“Now, approximately 100,000 of our country’s seniors have lost their lives to the coronavirus. Thousands more have been hospitalized, and even those who have avoided the virus have been forced to isolate, preventing them from hugging their children and grandchildren. And it’s all because of Trump’s failure of leadership. It didn’t have to be this bad. Texas Seniors need leadership from the White House to navigate this crisis. They need Joe Biden,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez.