Watch: The Lincoln Project’s New Ad Blasts Trump ‘Lies’
Watch: The Lincoln Project’s New Ad Blasts Trump ‘Lies’The group formed in late 2019 by several prominent Republicans, including White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway‘s husband, George Conway, who led the initiative to prevent the reelection of Trump in 2020.
Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway argued the media's coverage of President Trump's handling of the coronavirus could be the reason behind his declining poll numbers. © Provided by Washington Examiner
Trump's poll numbers regarding his administration's response to the pandemic have gone down as the crisis has continued. In a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll that was conducted between Wednesday and Thursday and surveyed 733 people in the United States, 39% of respondents said they approve of the way Trump has dealt with the crisis, while 60% disapproved. The approval rating is a steady drop from where the same poll had him in March, 55%, and April, 44%.
Republicans are increasingly turning against Fauci
The nation's leading epidemiologist has been a voice of authority for the vast majority of Americans. For Republicans, increasingly, that's not so much the case.
Fox News host Martha MacCallum asked Conway about the president's "underwater" numbers from the ABC News/Ipsos poll during an interview Friday night, which is when the adviser to the president alleged the media may be responsible.
"I don’t think anybody likes dealing with a global pandemic, and the president himself has said that the loss of life is so devastating to each and every one of us, that one precious life lost is one too many," she said. "Having said that, let’s review what the president has done. Maybe the media don’t cover it fairly and completely, and many times, but look at what he has done, things only a president can do."
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They do their job because they enjoy it, not to benefit society at large.Editor’s note: The opinions in this article are the author’s, as published by our content partner, and do not necessarily represent the views of MSN or Microsoft.
President Donald Trump watches as members of Rolling Thunder take part in a ceremonial ride around the South Lawn during an event honoring veterans ahead of the Memorial Day holiday at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 22.
Children feed seagulls on the beach after the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions were lifted in Galveston, Texas on May 22.
Workers celebrate the during closing bell, as they prepare for the return to trading, on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York on May 22.
Frank Harris Jr. and McArthur Adams hang the latest string of prayer ribbons for the over 6,000 Massachusetts residents who have died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at Grant AME Church in Boston, Massachusetts on May 22.
Mobile dog groomer Vanessa Carlson washes a German Shepherd named Agni in her Aussie pet mobile dog washing van as California begins easing quarantine restrictions for none essential workers in San Diego, California on May 22.
People walk the boardwalk of Asbury Park beach on the first day that New Jersey beaches were opened in Asbury Park, New Jersey on May 22.
American flags fly at half-staff near the Washington Monument on the National Mall on May 22 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump has ordered U.S. flags to fly at half-staff until sunset May 24 to honor COVID-19 victims.
The sign for First Presbyterian Church of Annapolis, Md., displays information for online services on May 22. President Donald Trump said Friday that he has deemed churches and other houses of worship "essential" and called on governors across the country to allow them to reopen this weekend despite the threat of spreading the coronavirus.
General manager Carlos Crow hangs a sign at Steiner's, A Nevada Style Pub shortly before opening for business for the first time since closing on March 17 in response to the coronavirus pandemic on May 22, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
President Donald Trump speaks with reporters about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on May 22, in Washington D.C.
Obama would beat Trump in head-to-head match-up: poll
Former President Obama would beat President Trump in a head-to-head match-up if an election were held today, according to a new poll.The Public Policy Polling (PPP) survey obtained by Politico showed that 54 percent of respondents would vote for Obama and 43 percent would vote for Trump if the candidates faced each other now.
Protesters stand together asking the state of Florida to fix its unemployment system on May 22, in Miami Beach, Florida.
Women unpack cans of food as hundreds of people wait in line for food outside of a Brooklyn mosque and cultural center on May 22, in New York.
A vehicle is seen in a caravan protest asking the state of Florida to fix its unemployment system on May 22, in Miami Beach, Florida.
A woman has her temperature taken as she arrives at the UTR Pro Match Series Day 1 on May 22, in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Circles designed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus by encouraging social distancing in Dolores Park on May 21, in San Francisco, California.
The Helena Senators stand for the national anthem at Kendrick Field before the amateur baseball game against the Missoula Mavericks on May 21, in Helena, Montana.
Illinois state Rep. Kelly Burke answers questions about vote-by-mail legislation during the spring legislative session on May 21.
Kyle Busch wears a message to coronavirus pandemic responders on his back as he waits for the start of the NASCAR Xfinity series auto race on May 21 in Darlington, S.C.
People sit at the boardwalk on benches that have been altered to adhere to social distancing guidelines, as it reopened on May 21 in Long Beach.
Medical workers Kanin Magguire, left, and Ron Thomas prepare to hand a nasal swab to a motorist during an announcement that the City and County of Denver will launch a drive-up, COVID-19 test site in the parking lot of a downtown sports venue in an effort to stop the rise of the coronavirus on May 21 in Denver. The free testing will be available daily for people who show symptoms of the coronavirus. City officials expect to administer more than 500 tests per day at the site, which opens Friday near the Pepsi Center.
Every other sink in the restroom is covered by sheets of plastic to prevent overcrowding amid the coronavirus pandemic, on May 21, at Jones Beach in Wantagh, N.Y.
Janet Gazo, 89, receives tea from her home health care worker while recovering her strength from having had Covid-19 on May 21, in Stamford, Connecticut. EMS medics transported Gazo from her senior-living apartment to Stamford Hospital on April 3, where she was diagnosed with the virus and where she stayed for ten days, before being sent home, still Covid-positive. She said it took another 10 days of recovery at home before she began to feel better. "It was the worst thing that ever happened to me," she said of the illness.
Relatively empty parking lots spread in front of Woodbridge Center Mall that remains closed due to the ongoing outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Woodbridge Township, New Jersey on May 21.
Vlado Kolenic, owner of Bettola NYC restaurant sings and plays his guitar to medical workers on the front line at the 7pm cheer in front of the Lenox Hill Hospital during the COVID-19 pandemic on May 21 in New York City.
Passengers walk through the mostly empty Union Station on May 21 in Los Angeles.
A volunteer hands out a meal to a family waiting in a car during a COVID-19 community support program sponsored different faith based groups and the Carolina Kitchen in Riverdale, Maryland on May 21.
President Donald Trump speaks during a listening session with African-American leaders at Ford's Rawsonville Components Plant that has been converted to making personal protection and medical equipment on May 21 in Ypsilanti, Michigan
Some local companies placed big COVID-19 safety guidelines signs on the sidewalks around the housing projects on May 21 in New York.
Committee chairwoman Sen. Susan Collins gets help from aides in setting up a screen for remote testimony as she arrives for a Senate Special Committee on Aging hearing on Capitol Hill on May 21 in Washington, D.C. Most senators and all of the witnesses testified remotely. The hearing focused on caring for senior citizens amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Signage promoting social distancing has been put in place for the Memorial Day weekend on May 21 in Lido Beach, New York. The Town of Hempstead has announced that Lido Beach will be officially opened on May 23 after being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Arturo Tovar wears a face mask while waiting for Little Elm High School graduation ceremonies to start at Texas Motor Speedway on May 21 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Members of the Reopen Northern Virginia group drive through Old Town Alexandria on May 21 in Alexandria, Virginia.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to members of the media at a news conference on May 21 in New York City.
Medical workers wearing protective masks stand outside NYU Langone Health hospital as people applaud to show their gratitude to medical staff and essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic on May 20 in New York City.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) patient Ronald Temko (R) speaks to members of the media as his wife Linda Temko (L) looks on after he was discharged from the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion on May 20 in San Francisco, California. Ronald Temko was discharged from the UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion after 61 days where he spent 21 days in medically induced coma and over a month on ventilator while fighting COVID-19.
A general view as ambulances are positioned around the warning track during the Convoy of Champions honoring Massachusetts EMS professionals with a convoy of 50 ambulances that traveled from UMass Medical Center in Worcester to Fenway Park during the coronavirus pandemic on May 20 in Boston, Massachusetts.
Graduates take photos in Washington Square Park during the coronavirus pandemic on May 20 in New York City.
Plexiglass sheets help protect cashiers during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak at the Tiger Market in Oxon Hill, Maryland on May 20.
Social distancing markers leading to video gaming machines are placed throughout the WaterView Casino in Vicksburg, Miss. on May 20. Employees are finishing all the cleaning and sanitizing before opening their doors Thursday morning, following a two-month shutdown due to coronavirus.
Pedestrians walk past murals painted on boards covering bar windows on 6th Street on May 20 in Austin, Texas.
Every other row of seats is blocked off for social distancing measures during a Las Vegas City Council meeting held amid the coronavirus pandemic at Las Vegas City Hall on May 20.
Passengers board an American Airlines flight to Charlotte, North Carolina at San Diego International Airport on May 20.. Air travel is down as estimated 94 percent due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, causing U.S. airlines to take a major financial hit with losses of $350 million to $400 million a day as nearly half of major carriers' planes sit idle.
Francisco Medina, manager of Tequila Museo Mayahuel restaurant, measures the distance between tables for social distancing in the outdoor dining space in Sacramento, Calif on May 20.
David Wenerick, right, loads flags into a car at the Veterans Affairs Office on Cherry Street in Reading, PA on May 20, where local groups who want flags to put on graves of veterans for Memorial Day could pick them up. The company that makes the flags received a special waiver to distribute them in time for the holiday, despite the coronavirus lock-down order.
Signage reminds people to "Do Your Part Stay 6 Feet Apart" on Lincoln Mall on May 20 in Miami Beach, Florida.
Sioux Falls resident Pat Lloyd, right, waves to greet employees of a Smithfield pork processing plant as they begin their shift on May 20 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Smithfield called many employees back to work after it closed the plant for more than three weeks because of a coronavirus outbreak that infected over 800 employees.
Barber Karl Manke gives a free haircut to Parker Shonts on the steps of the state Capitol during a rally in Lansing, Mich., on May 20. Barbers and hairstylists are protesting the state's stay-at-home orders, a defiant demonstration that reflects how salons have become a symbol for small businesses that are eager to reopen two months after the COVID-19 pandemic began.
A placard states "ALL SMALL BUSINESS IS ESSENTIAL" as demonstrators, employees and patrons gather outside the Atilis Gym on May 20 in Bellmawr, New Jersey.
Vice President Mike Pence, left, greets director of nursing Shirley Schultz and health service administrator Fanley Romelus, right, after delivering personal protective equipment to the Westminster Baldwin Park on May 20 in Orlando, Fla., as part of the initiative to deliver PPE to more than 15,000 nursing homes across America.
Motorists line up at a drive-through site for coronavirus testing in Leesburg, Va., on May 20.
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Conway then touted Trump's response, noting specific actions the White House did.
"We have repatriated 93,000 Americans who were abroad. We're dealing with the other G-7 leaders to figure out how to deal with a global pandemic together. He has worked across the aisle with Democratic governors who publicly, and really, privately, have thanked his administration for surging the supplies of ventilators and masks and PPE. Every state has received billions of dollars in direct funding. Trillions of dollars have gone to distressed industries and individuals, so there’s a whole list of things that only a president can do," Conway said.
Trump's marks for handling COVID-19 outbreak decline — CBS News poll .
Most Americans trust Dr. Anthony Fauci, but Republicans are divided, according to a new CBS News survey.And Dr. Anthony Fauci is trusted by most and viewed favorably by a three-to-one margin, but he now draws split opinions among Republicans, driven by increasingly negative views from conservatives.