A screenshot of the edited ad is pictured below. The number of cases in the U.S. was about 2,800 in mid-March, half the number listed in the ad. At the top of the ad, the entire quote has been inserted, helping clarify that it’s learning about the virus that he [Trump] likes; not the rise in new cases or deaths.
The Trump campaign is fighting the airing of the ad, stating that the hoax claim in the ad is false and has even issued a “cease and desist,” which demands that television stations stop running the misleading ad.
The law firm that represents Priorities USA is Perkins Coie, a major contributor to Democratic candidates, including Joe Biden. The law firm has already contributed more to Biden’s campaign than to any other Democratic candidate running for president, with contributions totaling $27,896.
Priorities USA has also contributed to other Democratic “dark money” groups, such as Majority Forward and VoteVets. “Dark Money” groups may conceal the identity of contributors.
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