After being slammed by president, anti-Trump group hauls in $1 million

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A Republican group that opposes President Trump’s re-election says it raised $1 million within the 20 hours after the president slammed them over their new advert taking purpose at his dealing with of the coronavirus pandemic.

The group – often called The Lincoln Venture – informed Fox Information on Wednesday that they’ll use the cash they hauled in to now run the spot – which had been getting free media consideration to date – on broadcast tv and on-line.

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The Lincoln Venture on Monday tweeted out their one-minute business, which is titled “Mourning in America” and is a riff on the profitable “Morning in America” advert by President Ronald Reagan’s 1984 re-election crew.

“Right now, greater than 60,000 People have died from the lethal virus Donald Trump ignored. With the financial system in shambles, greater than 26 million People are out of labor. The worst financial system in a long time,” the narrator at midnight and foreboding spot argues.

And the narrator prices that “below the management of Donald Trump, our nation is weaker sicker and poorer,” after which asks “if we have now one other 4 years like this, will there even be an America?”

The Lincoln Venture was shaped late final 12 months by a few of the most well-known By no means Trumpers within the nation. Amongst them are George Conway, the husband of senior White Home counselor Kellyanne Conway, in addition to Republican consultants John Weaver, Steve Schmidt and Rick Wilson, who have been main political advisers to the late Sen. John McCain. Weaver was additionally the highest political adviser for then-Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s 2016 presidential marketing campaign.

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Hours after the advert grabbed restricted consideration on social media, Trump fired away on the group on Twitter, after midnight japanese time.

“A gaggle of RINO Republicans who failed badly 12 years in the past, then once more eight years in the past, after which bought BADLY overwhelmed by me, a political first timer, four years in the past, have copied (no creativeness) the idea of an advert from Ronald Reagan, ‘Morning in America’, doing the whole lot doable to get even for all of their many failures,” the president blasted.

That was the primary of 4 tweets. The president lashed out on the group once more on Tuesday, as soon as once more calling them “RINO losers.”

RINO stands for “Republican in title solely.”

However the fierce response by the president might have backfired, by boosting the group’s fundraising and giving their anti-Trump advert extra consideration.

On Wednesday, Weaver informed Fox Information that “12 hours of insane rage assaults by Donald Trump accelerated views of Mourning in America by hundreds of thousands and motivated 1000’s of People to donate to our effort to oust him and his enablers. The Lincoln Venture will not be intimidated by him or his low touring allies.”

He added that The Lincoln Venture hauled in $1 million following the president’s tweets, which is a sizeable quantity for a gaggle that had simply $2.5 million money available as of the top of March. Weaver stated they’ll use a few of the cash raised to run the advert on broadcast TV and digitally in the important thing basic election battleground states of Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

He additionally stated {that a} U.S. senator who’s an ally of the president can be focused subsequent by The Lincoln Venture, however he wouldn’t spill the beans on which lawmaker can be criticized.

Final month, the group endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden for president.

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