Wa Ex: Although Joe Biden’s campaign and its allies are launching ads attacking the White House over its response to the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump’s reelection committee is turning the tables on the presumptive Democratic nominee by tying him to the Obama administration’s anti-virus record.
A Thursday Trump campaign news release placed blame on the nationwide shortage of N95 protective masks on the Obama administration, singling out the two-term vice president. Citing reports from two news outlets, the Trump campaign pointed to decisions by the Obama administration that “significantly depleted” the nation’s mask supply.
“The Obama-Biden Administration would have also been aware of warnings regarding the lack of ventilators,” the campaign said. “Joe Biden could have heeded these longstanding warnings when he was in office. He failed to.”
The coronavirus crisis quickly became part of the presidential campaign as the virus spread globally and in the United States, forcing millions into stay-at-home conditions.
On Wednesday, the Trump campaign sent cease-and-desist letters to television stations airing a campaign ad featuring clips of the president remarking on the coronavirus. The ad, launched by the anti-Trump independent group Priorities Action Fund, is in violation of Federal Communications Commission regulations, the Trump campaign said. read more