Ads from Soros-funded Priorities USA Action exploiting the coronavirus to spit venom at President Donald Trump continue to dominate the TV airwaves.
Advertising Analytics latest “The Week in Review” report stated that another Priorities USA Action anti-Trump ad with the spot title “Failing America” dominated all 102 political TV ads about the coronavirus last week with 1,847 airings. This made Priorities USA “The top advertiser for the week.”
That means that the 30-second ad had 55,410 seconds, or roughly 15.39 hours, of airtime within just a one-week period.
The ad continued to hammer misleading points from a previous ad with the spot title “First.” Specifically, the “Failing America” ad claimed that the U.S. had recorded the “most coronavirus cases worldwide” and that the U.S. had “twice as many deaths as any other country” in a graphic showing national flags with death counts skyrocketing beneath them, including China’s.
Fortune magazine released a report April 1 headlined “China intentionally under-reported total coronavirus cases and deaths, U.S. intelligence says.” The New York Post editorial board released an editorial April 26 headlined “China is still blatantly lying about its coronavirus deaths.” The Guardian published a piece April 23 headlined “China coronavirus cases may have been four times official figure, says study.”
As noted in previous reporting, Priorities USA Action appears to give China’s questionable virus death count a stamp of approval to attack the President’s effectiveness in combating the coronavirus in the U.S.
To date, George Soros’s super PAC Democracy PAC has funded Priorities USA Action with $5 million.
The Trump campaign recently sued a Wisconsin television station for running another Priorities USA Action ad laced with misleading statements. The ad with the spot title “Exponential Threat” alleged “the president called the coronavirus a ‘hoax,’” according to The Hill April 13. “Fact-checkers have said it’s wrong to claim that Trump called the virus a hoax, noting that the president’s full quote shows he was describing Democratic efforts to politicize the virus.”