New ad slams Trump as 'creepy old man'
Make America Awesome, the Virginia-based group that has used an array of media to battle Donald Trump in his bid for the Republican nomination, is running the new 60-second ad, titled "Stupid Stuff," on stations in western New York, including the Buffalo area.
Trump is scheduled to campaign in Buffalo on Monday.
The ad uses audio of Trump taken from various sources, including a 2006 clip from an appearance on "The View," in which Trump states: “if Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”
The ad's narrator then says "[Trump] told Rolling Stone that if he weren’t happily married and his daughter’s father, he’d ... well, he didn’t finish the thought, but you can guess what he meant."
In a press statement, Make American Awesome's Liz Mair said the ad is aimed at giving voters a sense of the "real" Donald Trump.
“In this political environment, there’s a demand for ‘authenticity,’ " Mair said. "We figured we’d give the voters what they want and put on display the real, authentic Donald Trump: A creepy old man who, apparently, would totally be up for screwing his kid if only 50 percent of her DNA weren’t his."
In the statement, Mair added that Trump is "a guy who’s padded out his inherited fortune by screwing average working people like those he’s begging to vote for him, financially, on a regular basis for decades now."
In a statement to AMI Newswire, Mair said there were other Trump quotes she would like to have included in the ad, but time constraints wouldn't allow it.
“Donald Trump should be happy that no one runs radio ads longer than 60 seconds," Mair said, "because there is literally so much stupid stuff he’s said in his life that a group like ours could cut a 45-minute commercial very easily highlighting it all."
Among those were Trump's statement during an August 2015 GOP presidential debate that "I like the Canadian system" of health care.
"The most noxious of this stuff is his commentary that puts the lie to his claim to be some sort of advocate for average working people, whom he’s made a career out of screwing over to increase his own bank balance," Mair said.
Trump also said in a 2006 CNBC interview before the market crash that "it’s a great time to start a mortgage company,” and that he believed “the real estate market is going to be very strong for a long time to come.”
Mair added: "There’s plenty he’s said in the vein of the Ivanka commentary, or his various comments about women or minorities that are really problematic for him, too.”
In a 1992 interview with New York Magazine, Trump was quoted as saying about women: “You have to treat ’em like shit.”
Neither the Trump campaign nor its Virginia director, Corey Stewart, returned AMI Newswire's requests for comment on the radio ad.
Virginia political consultant Brian Kirwin told AMI Newswire the ad is "likely to backfire."
"The time for the silly stuff has passed," he said. "This ad has its approach to Trump backwards. If they weighted it the other way, with the policy stuff up front, then it might be more effective
"They have to knock Trump down on policy, not personality," Kirwin said. "The voters have already heard all that before."
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Tuesday, Trump leads the New York primary 55 percent to 20 percent over Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, whose campaign has been aggressively working to elect delegates friendly to him among states that have already voted, is in third pace with 19 percent.