President Donald Trump’s campaign took a brutal shot at Democrat House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her apparent lack of concern for Americans.
It was gloves off for the Trump reelection campaign as it released a new video advertisement condemning Pelosi and her congratulations of Democrats for blocking replenishment of the Paycheck Protection Program. The video included a damning clip of the California Democrat from a recent interview where she showed off her $24,000 refrigerator.
Americans are losing their jobs since the virus rocked the economy.
Nancy Pelosi blocks funding for people to keep getting paychecks.
But she’s got a $24K fridge full of ice cream, so she’s cool.
“𝑳𝒆𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒎 𝒆𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒄𝒆 𝒄𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒎.”
– 𝑵𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒚 𝑨𝒏𝒕𝒐𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒕𝒕𝒆 pic.twitter.com/6KDurMFJDD
— Brad Parscale – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@parscale) April 20, 2020
“Nancy Pelosi blocks funding for people to keep getting paychecks. But she’s got a $24K fridge full of ice cream, so she’s cool,” the caption accompanying the video read.
The Democrat leader was even bestowed with a new nickname that hearkened back to Marie Antoinette’s famous “Let them eat cake” moment and quickly became an inspiration for internet memes.
— Lisa George (@pendragons411) April 21, 2020
As businesses struggle to stay afloat and Americans face daunting job loss numbers due to the economic shutdowns brought on by the coronavirus pandemic, Democrats have been playing games with an extension to the Paycheck Protection Program aimed at financially helping small businesses.
Getting even the coronavirus relief package passed was a challenge as Democrats fought over adding additional funding for their pet projects while the nation faced spiraling death tolls, stay-at-home orders and business closures. Republicans continue to press for a re-funding of the critical PPP which exhausted its funds last week, but Democrats keep up their haggling over details and additions.
The stinging video ad juxtaposed video clips highlighting Americans struggling with job losses and standing in line at food banks against the stunning excerpts of Pelosi’s video interview on ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden.”
Nancy Pelosi brags about stockpile of $12 per pint ice cream in $24,000 fridge as Americans line food banks https://t.co/9d4iS9v7OA pic.twitter.com/m6zgsVu5al
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 16, 2020
Pelosi’s elitism was on full display as she showed off her posh freezer stocked with gourmet ice cream, oblivious to the bad optics of celebrating a stockpile of $13 a pint ice cream while Americans worry about feeding their families.
“This is chocolate, and then we have some other chocolate here. We just got it restocked with the ice cream,” Pelosi said in the video clip, pointing out the many ice cream flavors. “I don’t know what I would have done if ice cream were not invented. I just wonder.”
Democrats continue to block efforts that will help ease the economic effects of the pandemic, with Pelosi insisting that businesses will get their money in a “timely fashion.”
5 days later, a growing number of Democrats say pass funding for #PPP by unanimous consent
Pelosi says no pic.twitter.com/eaKkD1OVk0
— Elizabeth Harrington (@LizRNC) April 20, 2020
The Trump campaign video ad took off on social media where it has been retweeted over 11,000 times and garnered nearly 20,000 comments.
“Nancy Pelosi showing off her freezer, which costs MORE THAN MOST AMERICAN’S CARS, while you needlessly suffer under her endless obstruction, is the most disgusting thing you’ll see today,” conservative radio show host and former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino tweeted.
“This is a brutal ad. What an optics disaster that ice cream segment was for Speaker Pelosi,” The Daily Caller’s Peter Hasson tweeted.
Radio host Steve Cortes called it a “devastating ad highlighting the tone-deaf aloofness of Nancy “Marie Antoinette” Pelosi.”
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) April 21, 2020
— Michael Ahrens (@michaelahrens) April 20, 2020
nancy pelosi deserves that ad.
— vanessa a. bee (@Vanessa_ABee) April 21, 2020
‘Let them eat cake’, surely will doom the Dems for 2020!! VOTE RED for Trump, and America!!
— Lee Cekala (@CekalaLee) April 21, 2020
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) April 20, 2020
Whoever is making his ads needs a raise.
— Roll Tide! (@shnikies78) April 21, 2020
Hasn’t done a DAMN thing to help.#changemymind pic.twitter.com/dCkfpR7D9Y
— 🦁🗡🛡 Aslan’s_Warrior 🌟🌟🌟 (@AslansWarrior77) April 20, 2020
And this ad is permanent.
— Joey 🇺🇸 (@JoJo_C11) April 20, 2020
It just proves how utterly isolated and out of touch they are in their little bubble. It’s the same mindset that thinks multi-millionaire celebrities raising millions of collars for the utterly corrupt WHO and its Chinese puppet masters is also a good look.
— Fish Tank Cleaner Eating Gator Fan (@Gator_Country) April 20, 2020
A living deplorables moment that will haunt well into November.
— Johanna Scharf (@JohannaScharf) April 20, 2020
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