Dennis Quaid and gospel singer CeCe Winans will appear in Trump’s new $ 300 million ad campaign on “Defeat of Despair COVID-19” which aims to “restore hope” amid the pandemic and will air before the elections
- Dennis Quaid to appear in HHS COVID-19 ad campaign, discussing government response to pandemic
- The actor, who has expressed his support for the president, will be joined by gospel singer CeCe Winans
- Dr Oz and country singer Garth Brooks have also been approached for roles
- The taxpayer-funded $ 300 million effort was led by HHS spokesman Michael Caputo, at Trump’s behest.
Dennis Quaid is expected to appear in President Trump’s new $ 300 million coronavirus awareness campaign that is scheduled to air ahead of the presidential election.
The Hollywood actor, who has previously expressed his support for the president, is among several celebrities who will participate in the Department of Health and Human Services’ ‘defeat despair’ commercials dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic.
The project has been described by officials as an “immediate push in publicity and public awareness” and is funded by funds previously allocated to the CDC, Politico reported.
Dennis Quaid set to appear in President Trump’s new $ 300 million coronavirus awareness campaign
Quaid will be joined by gospel singer CeCe Winans, and the HHSD has also approached Dr Mehmet Oz and country singer Garth Brooks for roles.
The ads will consist of video interviews between the stars and the Trump administration as they discuss the government’s response to the pandemic.
The campaign aims to “restore hope” and tackle the sadness and gloom portrayed in the media, sources told the outlet.
The taxpayer-funded effort was led by HHS spokesman Michael Caputo, who this week announced he had been diagnosed with cancer.
HS spokesperson Michael Caputo, who announced this week that he had been diagnosed with cancer, led the project at Trump’s request, he said.
In a video shared on Facebook last week, Caputo said the ad campaign was “demanded of me by the President of the United States.” Personally.’
Caputo said Democrats and “left-wing scientists” are against this effort because “they can’t afford good news until November because they are already losing.”
“They’re going to sue me because I’m going to put $ 250 million worth of ads on the air,” he said.
The country’s health governing body, the CDC, is not involved in the public health campaign, according to Politico.