Nearly two years later, I can’t stop thinking about this Joe Biden campaign advertisement.

Anthony LaMesa
4 min readJul 15, 2022

It was incredibly cynical and dishonest.

On September 15, 2020, I was watching YouTube — probably some food or travel video — and was served an advertisement by Joe Biden’s presidential campaign. The theme was Donald Trump’s alleged failure to control the virus and near the end it flashed an empty classroom with a solemn voice declaring, “Our Kids Not Safe in School.”