Joe Biden was praised for his pledge to stop negative ads against President Trump while he was hospitalized. But new analysis seems to indicate that did not happen.
The Biden camp is even defending the move saying they were “factual” and not “negative.”
According to The Daily Wire:
“We think it’s inappropriate to use the president’s illness to score political points on our opponent, which is why we unilaterally took down our negative ads,” said Biden campaign national press secretary T.J. Ducklo.
Team Biden has said taking down the ads is “not like flipping a switch,” suggesting some of the negative ads still up are simply up because of a lag. However, the Biden camp is also defending some of the attacks ads, suggesting they are “factual” and not “negative.”
“Despite pledging to stop his negative advertising, nearly 100 negative Biden ads slandering the president and lying about his record have aired today while the president is at Walter Reed,” Andrew Clark, Trump 2020 Campaign rapid response director, told Fox News. “Meanwhile, Joe Biden has continued to attack the president in his speeches.”
Fox News outlined the ads that were airing while Trump was in the hospital:
” … in Raleigh, N.C., Biden’s ad accusing Trump of planning to wipe out Social Security within three years was still on the air. In Charlotte, N.C., on Saturday, Biden was still on the airwaves blasting Trump’s handling of the coronavirus, saying it’s ‘unforgivable’ that Trump ‘failed to protect America.’”
“Overnight in Las Vegas on Saturday, a Biden ad aired that hit Trump on his ‘tax cut giveaway’ and declared ‘Donald Trump is lying again” about Biden’s tax proposal.’”
“And in many media markets Saturday, including Manchester, N.H.; Orlando, Fla.; and Minneapolis, Biden is airing an ad that talks about how health care is personal to him in the context of the auto crash in 1972 that killed his wife Neilia and daughter Naomi, as well as his son Beau’s death from cancer in 2015.”
“‘When I see the president of the United States try to eliminate this health care in the middle of a public health crisis, that’s personal to me too,’ Biden says in the ad.”
Biden attacked President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus while he was campaigning calling it “despicable.”