The Lincoln Project does not disappoint.

Their digital ads (along with the progressive-leaning groups like Priorities USA) should be a case study for most Democratic-affiliated organizations on how to produce powerful gut-wrenching presentations that accurately depict the apparent faults in political opponents.


Their latest ad, called “Betrayed” is no exception.

It presents Dr. Dan Barkhuff, 2001 Navy Academy Graduate and former Navy Seal who is currently an emergency room physician who is the founder of Veterans for Responsible Leadership.   

He states that he is a pro-life gun owner.

In the ad, Dr. Barkhuff condemns Donald Trump for not acting on the intelligence that the Russians put bounties on American soldiers fighting in Afghanistan.

He said with pictures of Trump chatting with Putin or playing golf in the background:

“Any Commander in Chief with a spine would be stomping the living s..t of some Russians right now, diplomatically, economically, or if necessary, with the sort of asymmetric warfare they’re using to send our kids home in body bags.”

“Mr. Trump, you’re either a coward who can’t stand up to an ex KGB goon or you’re complicit. Which is it?”

“Donald Trump is unfit to be our Commander in Chief and that’s worse than useless…I can see Trump for what he truly is, a coward. We need to send this draft dodger back to his golf courses. The lives of our troops depend on it.”

This damning ad, along with recent revelations by Generals Jim Mattis and John Kelly,  reinforces how out of step Donald Trump is with the codes of military conduct and honor as well as human decency.

When was the last time in modern memory a Republican President did not have the wholehearted support of the military establishment?

Please click here to access the video library of the Lincoln Project.

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