Gardner’s Deceptive Ad: Falsely Takes Credit for Coronavirus Response While Standing with Trump “100%”

Gardner’s Deceptive Ad: Falsely Takes Credit for Coronavirus Response While Standing with Trump “100%”

April Denver Post Editorial: Gardner & Trump Are “Playing Political Games With Lives”

There’s a glaring omission from Senator Cory Gardner’s first TV ad: any mention of the president he’s stood with “100%” – including through President Trump’s failed response to this pandemic. Facing underwater favorability six months out from Election Day, Gardner has zeroed in on a deceptive strategy to mislead voters about his record of selling out Colorado.

“Senator Gardner’s deceptive ads won’t change the fact that he’s stood by President Trump 100 percent of the time as they’ve played political games with lifesaving medical supplies and tried to yank health care coverage away from Coloradans when we need it most,” said Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll. “Coloradans can see through his Washington spin and know that Senator Gardner is just another politician selling out Colorado for Donald Trump.”

Don’t fall for Gardner’s slick deception. Here are the facts: 

GARDNER AND TRUMP ARE “PLAYING POLITICAL GAMES WITH LIVES”

GARDNER STOOD BY TRUMP “100%” AS THEY DOWNPLAYED CORONAVIRUS, FAILED TO PREPARE

  • In late February, Trump proclaimed that Gardner has been with him “100%” as they rallied and fundraised together without mentioning the coronavirus threat. 
  • Gardner did not support early efforts for widespread testing or PPE production and stood by Trump as he failed to take early warnings of doctors and scientists seriously, even as the coronavirus was likely already spreading in Colorado.

GARDNER AND TRUMP ARE IN COURT TRYING TO KICK MILLIONS OFF THEIR INSURANCE, END PRE-EXISTING CONDITION PROTECTIONS

  • Gardner built his career crusading against the ACA, voting at least 13 times to repeal or defund the health care law — and he does not have a plan to fully defend coverage protections for the 2.4 million Coloradans with pre-existing conditions.

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