President Donald Trump exploded over the latest ad by a group of his conservative critics. And they’re just thrilled about it.
Republican strategist Rick Wilson of The Lincoln Project said Trump lost “his damn mind” over the group’s latest ad.
“We have known all along what a weak man Donald Trump is, how mentally infirm he is, how easily he can be set off,” longtime Republican strategist Rick Wilson, a co-founder of the Lincoln Project, told MSNBC anchor Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday.
Wilson said the organization found the president’s “weak spot” in the ad, which takes a concept from an old campaign ad used by former President Ronald Reagan and turns it around on Trump.
Reagan’s 1984 reelection ad was called “Morning in America,” and claimed that he had made the nation “prouder and stronger and better.” The Lincoln Project’s anti-Trump ad is titled “Mourning in America” and focuses on the loss of lives due to the novel coronavirus. The spot also blames Trump for creating a “weaker and sicker and poorer” nation.
Trump attacked the group in a series of tweets Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon, and then again when speaking to reporters.
O’Donnell played the new ad for everyone to see.
Watch the spot below:
📺 NEW VIDEO @realdonaldtrump’s failed presidency has left the nation weaker, sicker, and teetering on the verge of a new Great Depression.
There’s mourning in America. pic.twitter.com/QoEWJVNEXc
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) May 4, 2020
Wilson is the author of the hit 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever. Trump has labeled him “crazed Rick Wilson.”