Trump Brags About Virus Response In “Comeback” Ad

The Hill reports:

The ad frames Trump’s response to the pandemic, including his ban on travel from China, as effective at mitigating the spread of the virus, which has infected more than 1 million people and killed 67,686 people in the U.S., according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

Nearly 40,000 people arrived in the U.S. on direct flights from China in the two months after Trump imposed the restrictions, The New York Times reported in April.

Trump’s ad also pushes a strong economy under the Trump administration, despite high numbers of unemployment claims amid the pandemic. The ad also features some of Trump’s usual targets, including CNN anchors and Democratic Govs. Andrew Cuomo (N.Y.) and Gavin Newsom (Calif.).