Former Navy Seal Says Trump Has “No Such Respect” for Constitution in New Lincoln Project Ad

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The Lincoln Project has made many headlines in recent weeks as it ramps up its ad campaign against President Donald Trump’s reelection efforts, and its latest ad features a former Navy SEAL who said the president is not a real conservative.

“I’m an American combat veteran and a conservative. I don’t agree with Joe Biden on many issues. But One thing that we agree on is we are a nation of laws and the Constitution is a sacred document. It’s a document I fought for and some of my friends died for,” says Dan Barkhuff, a former Navy Seal and ER doctor who founded Veterans for Responsible Leadership.

Trump shows “no such respect for the Constitution,” he continues, adding: “He and his cronies disrespect freedom of assembly, due process, and states rights.” Video clips then show footage from recent Black Lives Matter demonstrations as well as federal officials detaining demonstrators.

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“President Trump is lost. He’s lashing out, and has resorted to displays of force in American cities to fire up his base,” said Reed Galen, co-founder of The Lincoln Project, said in a press release. “While Donald Trump thinks federal thugs harassing peaceful American citizens makes him look strong, all we see is weakness.”

The Trump campaign soon responded.

“This is the swamp – yet again – trying to take down the duly elected President of the United States,” spokesperson Erin Perrine said in a statement. “President Trump is the leader of a united Republican Party where he has earned 94 percent of Republican votes during the primaries – something any former president of any party could only dream of.”

You can watch the new Lincoln Project ad below.