When the reporter pressed the president about the situation with the essential equipment that helps people breathe when they are in critical condition, Trump's response was quite optimistic.
The ad plays verbatim quotes from the president, including "We have it totally under control", and "One day it's like a miracle, it will disappear" as a graph shows the rising number of USA infection cases.
While millions of fearful Americans are self-isolating, uncertain of what the future will hold, many having lost their incomes, Trump demonstrated his mind is occupied with something else: himself.
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The company is also working with medical device company Medtronic to start the production of ventilators at its Fremont plant. Now, the story took a twist as Musk said that Tesla's factory in NY will start producing ventilators.
This turned out to be a laughable disconnect with reality; as of March 29, there are 135,000 confirmed cases in the US, with more than 2,000 deaths - a number that has shockingly doubled from 1,000 just a few days earlier.
Trump's press briefings about the virus have gotten record ratings, despite establishment media criticism. "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". "We'll keep telling the truth and holding Donald Trump accountable". We have it totally under control.
Priorities USA said the ad was still running in Florida, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and would be expanded into Arizona over the next few weeks.
"The Trump campaign is doing everything possible to prevent us from seeing this announcement", said Daniela Martins, the super PAC's national Hispanic media director.