Washington, DC — As the United States’ death toll from the coronavirus pandemic climbs past 200,000, Donald Trump continues to push the central aim of his presidency: stripping Americans of their health care. Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and their health care coverage because of Donald Trump’s failure to control the coronavirus — but the Trump administration still prioritizes tax breaks for billionaires while threatening access to care for millions of Americans.
With less than 50 days until the election, health care remains a major weakness for Donald Trump. With the tragic passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Donald Trump has all but assured that he will try to confirm a justice that will vote to kill the Affordable Care Act — mere weeks before the general election. Priorities has consistently highlighted Donald Trump’s abysmal record on health care since his presidency began — emphasizing the Trump administration’s efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act and cut crucial funding from programs like Medicare.
Priorities USA Action’s latest TV ad, “Not for Us,” lays out the concurrent health care and economic crises Americans are facing directly because of Donald Trump’s failed leadership. While Americans are struggling to make ends meet, Trump has ignored the needs of the country and remains focused on cutting Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security and gutting the Affordable Care Act.
“Not for Us” will run on cable and broadcast in markets in Wisconsin, Michigan, Arizona, and Pennsylvania.
Priorities USA is spending more than $9 million per week on TV and digital ads reaching voters in key battleground states. By the end of this year, Priorities will spend over $200 million to ensure that Donald Trump is held accountable and Joe Biden is elected as our next president.
“The American people simply don’t trust Donald Trump to protect their health care, and they have no reason to. Donald Trump has made it clear that he will gut Americans’ health care in order to make room for more corporate tax breaks,” said Guy Cecil, Chairman of Priorities USA. “Donald Trump and his Republican enablers in the Senate want to rush a new Supreme Court justice onto the Court in order to kill the Affordable Care Act and eliminate protections for people with pre-existing conditions. Joe Biden has promised to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act — and the American people know that they can trust him to keep his word when he is inaugurated as our 46th president.”