Trump PAC targets black voters with brazenly deceptive ad portraying Clinton and Obama as racists
A super PAC backing Donald Trump is airing deceptive radio and television ads targeting black voters.
Great America PAC will air the advertisements for a week starting Saturday in Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, reported Buzzfeed.
The radio ad uses several out-of-context quotes by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama to suggest the Democrats are deceiving black voters.
The spot uses a passage from Obama’s narration of his audiobook, “Dreams of My Father, talking about “plantation politics” and claiming that black voters who vote a straight Democratic ticket are selling “our soul for a Christmas turkey.”
In the book, Obama is quoting a barber he knew, but the ad suggests those are the president’s own words.
The ad also uses a clip of Clinton saying, “I believe in white supremacy,” from a speech about her opposition to a school voucher program.
Clinton was imagining a hypothetical scenario about a parent deciding to send their child to “School of the Church of the White Supremacists.”
Great America PAC, which has spent $9.2 million so far on Trump’s campaign, plans to expand the five-figure advertising purchase if polls show they work.
The super PAC, which accidentally released the personal information of hundreds of donors last month, is headed by former Rand Paul staffer Eric Beach and former Ronald Reagan campaign manager Ed Rollins.
The Republican presidential nominee’s son, Eric Trump, appeared on a white nationalist radio program earlier this week to discuss his father’s efforts to appeal to black voters by promising to help “the inner cities.”
Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and his economic advisor, Stephen Moore, have previously appeared on the same radio program.