Washington, DC — Ahead of President Trump’s State of the Union Address tonight, Protect Our Care is launching a new digital ad highlighting his most absurd lie about health care: how he “saved” protections for pre-existing conditions. The ad, “A Damnable Lie,” launched today on digital platforms across several key 2020 battleground states, makes clear that Trump is lying when he claims to have saved protections for pre-existing conditions. A mountain of evidence to the contrary proves he’s repeatedly tried to strip these protections from 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. As it’s likely President Trump will repeat this lie during his State of the Union Address tonight, this ad sets the record straight about the absurdity of his claim and that his years-long war on Americans with pre-existing conditions is far from over. 

The ad will run in the key battleground states of Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin where recent POC polling shows Trump is already deeply unpopular with voters when it comes to his record on health care.

“No matter how many times President Trump repeats his absurd claim to have ‘saved’ protections for pre-existing conditions, the American people know it’s a damnable lie,” said Protect Our Care Executive Director Brad Woodhouse. “The truth is that the president and his administration have done everything in their power, both in Congress and the courts, to strip protections from 135 million Americans with pre-existing conditions. Americans will be listening tonight when Trump will likely lie again about his record on health care, but his actions to repeatedly try and strip protections for pre-existing conditions and overturn the health care law speak louder than the empty rhetoric he will spout during his speech.”