Dear Commons Community,
The Lincoln Project released a video (above) of former Navy SEAL Dan Barkhuff ripping into Trump.
“I’m a pro-life, gun-owning combat veteran,” Barkhuff says in the ad. “And I can see Trump for what he is: a coward. We need to send this draft dodger back to his golf courses. The lives of our troops depend on it.”
In another spoof ad (see below) in Russian with English voice-overs, a Russian thanks Trump for his friendship and loyalty to Vladimir Putin. If it wasn’t so sad, it would be quite funny.
The videos went live amid reports that Trump and his administration knew of intelligence that found a Russian military unit was paying bounties to Afghan militants for killing U.S. troops.
“As the mother of a Marine, I lived with the fear of receiving a knock on the door and hearing the news no mom ever wants to hear: my son could have been taken from me,” Lincoln Project cofounder Jennifer Horn said in a news release earlier this week.
“It enrages me to think of the parents who lost their child because of Trump’s complete dereliction of duty,” she added. “He is a stain on their memories.”
The Lincoln Project’s other founders include conservative attorney George Conway ― husband of counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway ― as well as longtime GOP insiders, such as Rick Wilson and Steve Schmidt.