Watchdog group Republicans for the Rule of Law is taking no prisoners in a new ad highlighting the corruption of President Donald Trump. The ad won’t be preaching to the choir either: It’s set to air on ‘Fox & Friends’ on Monday, meaning many of the President’s supporters and quite likely the President himself will see it.
The ad begins with Trump talking about his 2016 Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton used the State Department to enrich her family at America’s expense,” Trump says in the ad. Then things get wild.
Trump has frequently been accused of using the White House to boost his properties, many of which—like Doonbeg Golf Course and Doral National—have been financially underperforming.
The ad points out Trump’s decision to hold the G7 summit of world leaders at Trump Doral National in Miami, earning it potentially millions of dollars.
While that announcement was one of the more shocking moments of Thursday afternoon, the ad also highlights some events Americans may have forgotten.
Remember when Vice President Mike Pence stayed a 2-hour plane ride away from his work in Dublin, Ireland in order to patronize Trump’s Doonbeg resort? Pence’s
And when U.S. military members stayed at a Trump resort while refueling jets overnight at Glasgow Prestwick Airport? The airport had a longstanding deal with the Trump organization to refer guests to Trump’s Turnberry Resort. Their stays cost hundreds of thousands of dollars.
And let’s not forget the constant golfing.
Viewers of the ad were disturbed by the use of the Oval Office for personal gain.
Trump’s calls to “drain the swamp” became even more laughable.
Since the ad is airing on ‘Fox and Friends’, it’s sure to reach a largely Republican viewership. Considering the persistence of the support Trump enjoys from his base, however, it’s unclear whether many Republicans will heed critiques of Trump, even if those critiques are coming from other Republicans.
Hindsight is 2020, indeed.