‘I think I gave myself a hernia’: Ludicrous Lincoln Project ad hits high marks for all the wrong reasons

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A ludicrous new video advertisement from the Lincoln Project sparked a wave of reaction but for all the wrong reasons.

The anti-Trump group released a one-minute video this week that was aimed at striking terror into the hearts of Americans about President Trump winning a third term to office. But the overdramatic scene of a mother waking her young son to break the election news to him prompted endless mockery on social media where many suggested that it should be nominated for an Oscar.

“Who won?” the boy asked after being awakened by the mother in the video tweeted Tuesday and captioned,  “Good night, America.”

“Trump. Trump won,” the mother replied with a somber expression.

“But I thought you could only be president two times?” the child asked.

“Not anymore,” his mother answered as the ad urged Americans to vote Trump out of office and the graphic read, “Stop him, or it will never stop.”

The video certainly shook anti-Trumpers who were horrified by the very idea, but the Lincoln Project was roasted for the melodrama.

Conservative political commentator Ben Shapiro was one of many who could hardly contain his laughter, calling it “the single funniest ad I have ever seen.” He pointed out that the only president to serve for more than two terms was Democratic President Franklin D. Roosevelt, prompting the passage of the 22nd Amendment, ratified in 1951, which limited presidents to two terms.


(Source: Shapiro/YouTube)

“This ad sums up all of liberal feeling, “Shapiro said on “The Ben Shapiro Show” Wednesday, giving the group “kudos.”

“The Lincoln Project has raised tens of millions of dollars…from Democrats because Democrats think ‘oh these are people who have decided to leave Trump behind and they’re going to lead the fight here,'” he said, pointing out that once Trump is no longer in office, the group “will be tossed on the side of the road like a used condom.”

“No one’s going to care about them. They’ll go back to being tepid Republican racists in five seconds flat,” Shapiro said. “But they are cutting some amusing ads and paying themselves lots of money to do so.”

The political action committee was formed last year by a number of former Republicans with a common goal of preventing Trump’s reelection. The president’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner recently threatened legal action against the group after it put up billboards in New York City critical of the administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Despite the group’s relentless campaign against the president, the latest video caught lots of attention for the wrong reasons as social media users tried to even understand the logic behind the fear-mongering.

Others wondered if it was even real.

One great takeaway was the unintended self-own by the Lincoln Project.

The verdict is in and the video was classified as comedy gold.

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