After Friday reports that Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign would pull all negative ads about President Donald Trump, Trump’s campaign began running more Facebook attack ads pushing a bogus earpiece conspiracy against Biden.
With the presidential election a little over one month away, the campaigns of both candidates were thrown a curve on Friday as Trump was flown to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center following a positive test for coronavirus.
According to a statement from the White House, Trump is expected to remain at Walter Reed for a “few days.” CNN reports that Trump is experiencing “some difficulty breathing.”
Biden began a speech at a campaign event in Michigan on Friday by saying that he was praying for Trump’s “health and safety.”
According to the Associated Press, a member of Biden’s campaign said that negative ads about the president would be removed in light of Trump’s diagnosis.
In a Friday tweet, Trump re-election communications director Tim Murtaugh responded by claiming Biden’s actions were disingenuous.
“Joe Biden used his speech in Michigan today to attack the President repeatedly on Social Security, the economy, and job creation,” Murtaugh tweeted. “Now Biden wants credit for being magnanimous?”
CNN’s Jake Tapper slammed the Trump campaign’s latest round of Biden attack ads as “shameless lies.”
Shameless lies. Really quite astounding. https://t.co/I4HKt1a6WK
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 3, 2020
Earlier today, the Trump campaign sent out a fundraising email referring to Democratic former President Barack Obama as “Lyin’ Obama” around the same time the Obamas expressed his best wishes to the Trumps.
The email also attacked Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris, calling her “Phony Kamala Harris.” The email also called Biden “Sleepy Joe.”
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) October 2, 2020