Footage of police using force to disperse protesters is shown alongside clips of Trump hailing the “beautiful” crackdown scenes in the montage that the new Meidas Touch political action committee released online late Thursday.
“None of this is beautiful,” reads text that appears toward the end of the video. “End this ugly presidency,” it adds.
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) June 12, 2020
The 47-second clip garnered more than 1.6 million views in less than 12 hours on Twitter. It also caused the #UglyPresident hashtag to trend.
— Dr. Dena Grayson (@DrDenaGrayson) June 12, 2020
Nothing about today has been beautiful.Nothing about the last week has been beautiful.Nothing about the last month has been beautiful.Nothing about the last year has been beautiful.Nothing about the last 4 years has been beautiful. #UglyPresident pic.twitter.com/xliXKjWeWB
— Melissa Blake (@melissablake) June 12, 2020
The Meidas Touch PAC was founded by Ben Meiselas, the attorney who represented former NFL player Colin Kaepernick and his two brothers.
Earlier this week, the group released this video calling out Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and adviser: