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Dr. Fauci says Trump campaign ‘harassing’ him by quoting him in new ad

Dr. Anthony Fauci is not happy that President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign has quoted him in a new ad, saying that his words were taken out of context and that the campaign is “in effect, harassing” him by featuring him.

What are the details?

The Trump-Pence 2020 campaign released a new ad in recent days titled “Carefully,” which begins by saying, “President Trump is recovering from the coronavirus, and so is America. Together, we rose to meet the challenge. Protecting our seniors, getting them life saving drugs in record time — sparing no expense.”

It goes on to say that the president “tackled the virus head-on, as leaders should,” then cuts to Fauci saying, “I can’t imagine that anybody could be doing more.”


Fauci is not a fan of the new ad.

He told CNN in reaction, “In my nearly five decades of public service, I have never publicly endorsed any political candidate. The comments attributed to me without my permission in the GOP campaign ad were taken out of context from a broad statement I made months ago about the efforts of federal public health officials.”

CNN host Jake Tapper asked Fauci in an interview what his thoughts would be if the Trump campaign put out another ad quoting him, to which the doctor said, “You know, that would be terrible. I mean, that would be outrageous if they do that. In fact, that might actually come back to backfire on them. I hope they don’t do that, because that would be kind of playing a game that we don’t want to play.”

He added that he hoped they would reconsider if such a plan is in the works.

Dr. Fauci reacts to Trump ad: It’s clear I’m not a political person

What did the Trump campaign say?

On Sunday, Trump campaign spokesman Tim Murtaugh said in response, “These are Dr. Fauci’s own words. The video is from a nationally broadcast television interview in which Dr. Fauci was praising the work of the Trump administration. The words spoken are accurate, and directly from Dr. Fauci’s mouth.”

President Trump tweeted, “They are indeed Dr. Fauci’s own words. We have done a ‘phenomenal’ job, according to certain governors. Many people agree…And now come the Vaccines & Cures, long ahead of projections!”

Dr. Fauci told The Daily Beast on Monday, “By doing this against my will they are, in effect, harassing me,” speaking of the Trump campaign. “Since campaign ads are about getting votes, their harassment of me might have the opposite effect of turning some voters off.”

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Watch: Kanye West releases presidential campaign ad emphasizing faith, family — asks Americans to write in his name

Rapper Kanye West has dropped his first campaign ad mere weeks ahead of Election Day, wherein he places an emphasis on faith and family before asking his fellow Americans to write in his name at the ballot box.

What are the details?

“What is America’s destiny? What is best for our nation, our people? What is just? True justice,” West begins in his ad. “We have to think about all these things together as a people. To contemplate our future, to live up to our dream, we must have vision.

“We as a people will revive our nation’s commitment to faith, to what our Constitution calls the free exercise of religion, including, of course, prayer,” the billionaire musician and fashion mogul continues. “Through prayer, faith can be restored. We as a people are called to a greater purpose than ourselves.”

Rallying Americans to come together, West says, “We are not only a beacon to the world, but we should be servants to each other. To encourage each other, to help each other, to lift up each other — our fellow Americans, that we may prosper together.”

He adds, “We have to act on faith, with the sure knowledge that we are pursuing the right goals and doing the right things. We will build a stronger country by building stronger families. Families are the building blocks of society, of a nation. By turning to faith, we will be the kind of nation, the kind of people, God intends us to be.”

The ad concludes with a call for Americans to vote for the 43-year-old West, and to write in his name.

Anything else?

The Hill reported that the rapper is running under the beacon of the Birthday party, and “has failed to make the ballot in most states and has polled in the low single digits when included in surveys.”

West, whose running mate is “Biblical life coach” Michelle Tidball, 57, in the long-shot White House bid, does not mention any of his opponents in the ad.

West has expressed his support for incumbent President Donald Trump in the past, and told Forbes over the summer, “Trump is the closest president we’ve had in years to allowing God to still be a part of the conversation.”

The outlet reported that West “expressed comfort with the idea of doing damage to [Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s] White House chances.”

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Meghan McCain calls out Dem who used her late father’s image to attack his friend, Mitch McConnell

Meghan McCain has called out a Kentucky Democrat who is attempting to unseat Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), after the candidate used the image of her father, the late Sen. John McCain (Ariz.), in an attack ad against McConnell without the family’s permission.

What are the details?

Democrat Amy McGrath released a
campaign ad this week highlighting the “historic moment” when John McCain cast the deciding “no” vote against Senate Republicans’ bill to dismantle Obamacare.

Tuesday evening, John McCain’s widow, Cindy,
tweeted, “I’m disappointed in @AmyMcGrathKY’s use of my late husband #johnmccain image in a partisan attack ad against his good friend @senatemajldr. John’s memory should be used promote common ground and civility and not to stoke division.”

The next morning, McGrath shared the ad again on Twitter with the message, “Prior to running this ad, I reached out to a member of the McCain family, who I know, and received encouragement. I am saddened that Mrs. McCain sees this differently, but my intention is to honor Sen. McCain’s historic vote that is also a moment of public record.”

Meghan McCain didn’t buy the explanation. She replied, “Which member Amy, please name names? Because it wasn’t me or my mother. My entire family communicates before such decisions and I have no idea what you’re talking about. P.S. (ex disgruntled staffers don’t count as ‘family’)

Anything else?

The McCain family aren’t the only Republicans who have scolded McGrath for political exploitation in her race against McConnell. The Hill reported that last month, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) “asked McGrath to keep his image out of her campaign ads when she included him and other governors in an ad attacking McConnell.”

But McGrath’s present challenge is her opponent in the June 23 primary, fellow Democrat and Kentucky Rep. Charles Booker, who has racked up several high profile endorsements in recent days including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and the editorial board of the Lexington Herald-Leader.

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Volkswagen forced to pull ad deemed to be ‘racist’

German carmaker Volkswagen has pulled one of its commercials after receiving heavy backlash from viewers who said the advertisement was racist.

What are the details?

In a spot that ran on Instagram to promote the company’s Golf model, the hand of an apparent white woman can be seen pushing around a black man before flicking him into a building and away from a yellow Volkswagen as she laughs.

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According to The Daily Mail, “social media users noted that as a slogan, ‘Der Neue Golf’ — ‘The New Golf’ — fades into view, the jumbled letters appear to spell out the N-word in German.” The ad was also criticized because the name of the cafe pictured is Petit Colon, which means “Little Colonist” in French.

Reuters reported that “German television noted that the hand could be interpreted as making a ‘white power’ gesture.”

The automaker removed the ad amid the negative publicity, and launched an investigation into the matter.

Volkswagen’s board member for sales and marketing, Juergen Stackmann, issued an apology, writing:

We understand the public outrage at this. Because we’re horrified, too. This video is an insult to all achievements of the civil rights movement. It is an insult to every decent person.

We at Volkswagen are aware of the historical origins and the guilt of our company during the Nazi regime. That is precisely why we resolutely oppose all forms of hatred, slander/propaganda and discrimination.

Reuters pointed out that VW was “founded on orders by Adolph Hitler to build the ‘people’s car,'” and that the company “employed forced laborers for the Nazi war effort.”

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Sanders camp releases ad with Obama after accusing rivals of using former president as a ‘prop’

The campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) has released a new ad showing the socialist cozying up to former President Barack Obama as snippets of Obama’s words about Sanders from over the years play in the background.

While it is not unusual for candidates to tout their links to a former president of the same party (or, in this case, party affiliation), the timing and sincerity of the ad is being questioned — especially after a Sanders campaign co-chair accused his 2020 rivals of using Obama as a ‘prop’ in ads just a few weeks ago.

What are the details?

A staff writer for The Atlantic shared a video Thursday of Sanders campaign co-chair Nina Turner slamming other Democratic White House hopefuls for using President Obama as “a prop.” According to the reporter, the footage was taken on Feb. 19 at the primary debate in Las Vegas.

Turner says in the clip that half the candidates in the race did not support Obama in 2008, but “now they want to use him as a prop. They should not be using the black president as their prop to try to seduce the African American community.” She specifically criticized “airing commercials with President Obama’s image.”

But a few days ago, on Super Tuesday, Sanders took a walloping by former Vice President Joe Biden among black voters, and on Wednesday, the Sanders campaign released its ad showing the Vermont senator taking a stroll with Obama.

The Hill reported that the ad “underscores the Vermont independent’s need to win over black voters.” Reporter Amie Parnes wrote, “But former Obama officials and Biden supporters have ripped it for suggesting a false closeness between the former president and Sanders, whom Biden’s team has criticized for contemplating a primary challenge in 2012 against Obama.”

An unnamed former Obama White House aide told the outlet of the Sanders ad, “It reeks of desperation. Does he want to claim he served as Obama’s VP, too?”

A second former Obama staffer added, “I know everyone wants to cozy up to him but it seems so obvious what Bernie is trying to do and it seems dishonest. He’s spent most of this campaign slamming Obama policies and the status quo.”

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Bloomberg spent $18.4 million for exactly one delegate in Virginia and North Carolina

Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg is projected to earn just one extremely expensive delegate from the Democratic primary contests in Virginia and North Carolina.

The Bloomberg campaign reportedly spent $18.4 million on ads in the two states in the lead-up to Super Tuesday voting, and yet is slated to walk away with next-to-nothing of political value.

According to an ad spending analysis by NBC News, Bloomberg dropped $5.6 million in Virginia and $12.8 million in North Carolina. But at the time of this story’s publication, the billionaire candidate had earned only 10% of the vote in Virginia and 14% of the vote in North Carolina — amounting to one delegate from the latter.

Former Vice President Joe Biden, on the other hand, won decisive victories in both states despite spending just $449,000 on advertising — a drop in the bucket compared to Bloomberg’s expenditures. Biden is projected to walk away with 108 delegates between the two states.

The statistics will likely get worse for Bloomberg

Though Bloomberg will likely pick up a handful of delegates for his efforts Tuesday night in delegate-rich states such as Texas and Colorado, it will not balance with the amount of money his campaign spent in those states.

In Super Tuesday states alone, the Bloomberg campaign reportedly spent more than $234 million on advertising, which is more than 10 times the amount that any of his opponents spent. In total, the campaign has spent over half a billion dollars on ads.

After disappointing results continued to roll in Tuesday night, news broke that Bloomberg was going to reassess whether to stay in the race.

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Pete Buttigieg campaign accused of ripping off ads of another Democrat

Democratic presidential candidate and former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, Pete Buttigieg is being accused of ripping off the political ads of fellow Democrat, just days after being accused of “plagiarizing” the speech of former President Barack Obama.

What are the details?

Wednesday evening, a reporter for The Washington Post tweeted out a new ad for Buttigieg that is narrated by actor Kevin Costner.

Within minutes, former Iowa congressional candidate J.D. Scholten (D) reacted by posting that “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery,” saying that “when you take our 2018 ad” and mesh it “with our launch ad for this cycle” you get Buttigieg’s latest digital spot.

Scholten included links to his videos. Here is his 2018 ad:

Here is Scholten’s ad for this cycle:

Here is the latest Buttigieg ad:

In recent days, Buttigieg has been accused in several instances of appearing to mimic former President Barack Obama. A number of critics even accused the former mayor of plagiarism.

Fox News reported on Buttigieg facing claims of plagiarism for a tweet that used similar wording to a statement made by President Obama, and several pundits shared a video mashup created by The Recount, which shows side-by-side footage of Buttigieg making similar remarks made by the former president.