ATLANTA - Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Jon Ossoff has cut a new TV ad that – without naming names – slams President Donald Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Recorded at Ossoff’s home, where he is self-quarantining after his wife, Dr. Alisha Kramer, tested positive for COVID-19, he praises her work on the front lines of the pandemic as an ob-gyn at Emory University.

“Too many Americans are still getting sick,” a tieless Ossoff declares in the ad. “We need to listen to medical experts, coordinate the national testing strategy and stop politicizing masks. … Nurses and doctors like Alisha, they’re doing their job. It’s way past time politicians did theirs.”

Ossoff, who has tested negative for COVID-19, remains at home with his wife, who has been steadily improving.

The investigative journalist from Atlanta won the June Democratic primary to challenge incumbent Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., in November.

Perdue, who is seeking a second six-year term, ran unopposed for the Republican nomination.

Both sides have been waging an intense campaign on the airwaves, including TV ads funded by their campaigns as well as ads financed by the political parties and outside groups.

Ossoff has been playing up Perdue’s close ties to Trump, including an ad entitled “Echo” alternating sound bites from Perdue identical almost word for word to sound bites from Trump.

An ad from the National Republican Senatorial Committee links Ossoff to Hollywood “liberals,” and suggests he is exaggerating his resume.

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Miss Daisy, your calculations are off by 100. Is that how percentages work? Hopefully you are not a math teacher.

On the topic at hand, Trump has been an abject failure as a leader during this crisis. Wishing, hoping, and ignoring is not a strategy, and on top of that, denial is even more dangerous. As an independent voter who couldn't wait to vote for him after the sham impeachment, based on his handling of this crisis, I can't wait to vote against him.


The COVID thing is continuing to develop day to day. Opinions are all over the place on how to handle it and where its going. Tests are coming back positive when no test was given, or COVID is listed as the cause of death when it wasn't. I hope a year from now we will know the truth. Trump just happens to be in office at this time; any other person, democrat or republican would be searching for the right answer (what ever that is) just as rabidly.

The numbers: 4.4 million in the U. S. have or have had the COVID; that is .01333 of the population. 150 thousand have died from the COVID; that is .00045 of the population. Yes, each true positive case is serious, but the likely hood of catching the virus is low and dying from it is even lower. We need hat perspective.


Give me a break. The Democrats think they can score points by attacking President Trump on handling the virus. Back in February and March they were attacking the President for going too far. Many of the Democrats were saying it was no big deal. They were supporting China when the President attacked China for being deceitful. This type of political attack is disgusting. I believe the Democrats would have done a worse job if they were fully in charge of everything. Jon Ossoff is an opportunistic jerk.


See, I think any other president, regardless of party, would have done a better job than Trump has. I'd do anything to have had Bush or Obama lead us through this crisis. In the time frame you mention, Trump was in full-on denial mode. He oscillated between saying the disease was a made-up thing that was a second impeachment attempt, and saying it was just a little flu outbreak that would pass. In April, CDC (who works for Trump) issued reopening guidance. Trump criticized Brian Kemp for not following the guidance and opening Georgia sooner. But within days, Trump was ignoring his own guidance and tweeting out "LIBERATE MICHIGAN" and similar tweets referring to other states. Where is the consistency? How can we have a coordinated national strategy when the man at the top won't accept the gravity of the situation? Answer: We can't. And that is why the U.S. has no coordinated national strategy.

Compared to many other developed nations, we have had a disorganized, slipshod approach against this disease. When our president has done a bad job leading us through a crisis, it only makes sense to hold him responsible at the ballot box. It's the only way for "we the people" to do so. Trump has done a terrible job. It's incumbent upon us to replace them.

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