Donald Trump is no stranger to cease and desist letters. The President commonly receives these letters from artists who don’t want their music played during his campaign events. Stars like Rihanna, Neil Young and R.E.M. have all sent these kind of notes to the White House.
The President, however, is also willing to send these types of letters out if he feels he is being wronged. Networks recently began playing an ad from a Joe Biden Super PAC that eviscerates Trump’s coronavirus response. The White House legal team has now sent a cease and desist letter to television networks asking that they don’t play the spot.
In the letter, Trump’s lawyers claim that the Super PAC, “stitched together fragments from multiple speeches by President Trump to fraudulently and maliciously imply that President Trump called the coronavirus outbreak a ‘hoax.”
The Super PAC in question, Priorities USA Action says that they are simply using Trump’s own words.
The group’s senior strategist, Josh Schwerin, says, “The Trump campaign is trying to bully TV stations into taking our ad down. They are not going to be successful because it is literally Trump in his own words. Let’s make sure as many people as possible see this ad.”
You can see the ad below, courtesy of Priorities USA:
The Trump campaign is trying to bully TV stations into taking our ad down. They are not going to be successful because it is literally Trump in his own words. Let’s make sure as many people as possible see this ad. https://t.co/XgPzHKld4m
— Josh Schwerin (@JoshSchwerin) March 25, 2020