KEY POINTS

  • A political ad against Donald Trump is making the rounds online
  • Donald Trump's campaign team wants to have the “misleading” political ad removed
  • Netizens urge Donald Trump to resign after seeing him looking sleepy during the coronavirus meeting

Donald Trump was called “covididiot” by netizens after watching a misleading and deceptive ad against the POTUS.

An ad against the president of the United States is making the rounds online. In the 30-second clip, Trump can be heard saying, “The coronavirus, this is their new hoax. We have it totally under control” as the chart of coronavirus cases continues to rise, showing how the POTUS downplayed the pandemic.

In the recording, Trump can also be heard saying, “We really think we’ve done a great job in keeping it down to a minimum. I like this stuff I really get it. People are surprised that I understand it,” then it cuts to a clip of the POTUS saying “No, I don’t take responsibility at all.” The video ends with the message, “America needs a leader we can trust.”

Several netizens reacted to the clip with dismay. Many even called Trump “covididiot.”

“COVIDIDIOT INDEED!!” @WriterJan commented.

Meanwhile, Trump’s re-election campaign team wants the video to be removed. It has issued a cease-and-desist letter to television stations that aired the campaign because it is “patently false, misleading, and deceptive,” Business Insider reported.

“PUSA stitched together fragments from multiple speeches by President Trump to fraudulently and maliciously imply that President Trump called the coronavirus outbreak a 'hoax’,” the letter read, adding that the POTUS was referring to the Democrat’s politicization of the coronavirus outbreak when he called it a “hoax” and not COVID-19.

“Because PUSA's ad's central point is deliberately false and misleading, your station has an obligation to cease and desist from airing it immediately to comply with FCC licensing requirements, to serve the public interest, and to avoid costly and time-consuming litigation,” it added.

The Washington Post also made a fact check of former Vice President Joe Biden for his 2020 presidential campaign and it also made a similar juxtaposition. It featured several clips of Trump at a campaign rally and it was edited to look as if he said the words “coronavirus” and “this is their new hoax” together.

Meanwhile, many urged the president to resign after he was seen looking sleepy during a coronavirus meeting. Several of his critics want him to leave the Oval Office immediately.

US President Donald Trump will join fellow world leaders at the emergency videoconference US President Donald Trump will join fellow world leaders at the emergency videoconference Photo: AFP / MANDEL NGAN