...President Donald Trump's reelection campaign is threatening to file lawsuits against local news outlets in several battleground states if they continue to air a political ad showing his attempts to downplay the coronavirus.
...Priorities USA, a liberal super PAC, crafted the ad entitled "Exponential Threat," and it splices audio of Trump from recent weeks as he made dismissive comments about COVID-19's severity.
...The ad uses audio to advance a frequent, misleading claim from Democrats that Trump called the coronavirus a "Hoax" at a rally.
..."Should you fail to immediately cease broadcasting PUSA's ad 'Exponential Threat,' Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. will have no choice but to pursue all legal remedies available to it in law and in equity; we will not stand idly by and allow you to broadcast false, deceptive, and misleading information concerning President's Trump's healthcare positions without consequence."
Submitted 6 days ago