Greeting Trump in Pennsylvania, DNC launches Digital Ad Campaign Highlighting His COVID Failures

Ahead of President Trump in Pennsylvania today, the Democratic National Committee is launching Google display ads reaching voters in the Greater Johnstown and Lancaster areas near his events, highlighting his failed response to the coronavirus.

The DNC’s Google display ads reach more than 25 ZIP codes in and surrounding Lancaster and Johnstown/Altoona areas — where Trump will hold events today — reminding voters that “This Administration Has Failed Us.” The Lancaster ads direct voters to the DNC ad “Pennsylvania Can’t Afford Another Four Years of Losing,” ad highlighting how Trump got played by China and how his reckless trade policies are hurting Pennsylvania workers and farmers. The Johnstown/Altoona ads direct voters to the DNC’s ad “Infecting Us,” which highlights how Trump is holding potential superspreader campaign rallies that threaten to worsen the spread of coronavirus in Pennsylvania instead of coming up with a plan to slow the spread of the virus and save lives.

“Despite what Trump said in last week’s debate, Pennsylvanians don’t want to learn to ‘live with’ a virus that’s killed over 225,000 of their fellow Americans and they don’t want a president who’s going to ‘terminate’ the Affordable Care Act and protections for preexisting conditions like asthma or diabetes,” said DNC Chair Tom Perez. “No matter what Trump says during today’s rallies, our ads will remind voters of the truth: This administration has failed us, and it’s time for Pennsylvania residents to go to and make a plan to vote so we can hold them accountable.”

Additionally, at 10:45 a.m. EDT, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party will host a virtual press conference via Zoom with U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Congresswoman Susan Wild (PA-07) who represents Allentown in Congress, Blair County Democratic Committee Chair Gillian Kratzer, and Lancaster County resident and type-1 diabetic Webb Cook. Speakers will respond to each of Trump’s three rallies, as well as the broken promises he’s made to Pennsylvania workers and his attempts to dismantle the health care system.

Over 225,000 Americans have died due to complications from the coronavirus, including over 8,600 in Pennsylvania. The Keystone State is especially struggling in Trump’s COVID economy; Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate is still 8.1%, above the national average and nearly three points higher than when Trump took office.

Images of the ads are below: