One of President Donald Trump's campaign ads was released ahead of the Super Bowl, but the second was held back as a kind of surprise to viewers. Those who saw it were not only surprised but disgusted.
Interestingly, two Fox commercials ran on either side of it, so no other companies had to touch his ads.
So it looks like Trump's ad wasn't in a completely isolated commercial break but was bracketed by Fox ads so other… https://t.co/qQRPPHmiaI— Ad Age (@Ad Age)1580687819.0
The ad talked about thanks to Trump's criminal justice reform; families are being reunited. It's an odd brag because Trump has spent the last few years taking children from their parents on the border and putting the children in holding pens with little food, water, clothing, baby supplies, medical attention, or even adequate bathrooms.
The criminal justice reform law has been part of what Trump claims he has done the best, but he wasn't exactly the one who came up with the idea, lobbied for it, and got it past the House and Senate. He's merely the one who signed it into law and held a huge press conference around it. Trump's actual criminal justice policies involve more policing and supporting officers so they can shoot anyone they want.
As Wesley Lowery pointed out, the same people Trump supposedly released from prison for ridiculous low-level offenses, his Justice Department is now trying to keep those people in prison.
Others noted the hypocrisy that Trump ranted at black players for bringing their politics into football, but now he's doing exactly that with his campaign ads.
“Don’t bring your politics into sports!” Trump screamed at black athletes while purchasing a million-dollar super bowl ad— Jake Maccoby (@Jake Maccoby)1580688515.0
BraveNewFilms did their own ad responding to it.
The Trump campaign is spending big to spread false propaganda during the #SuperBowl. @bravenewfilms “fixed” the ad… https://t.co/1DvWQt24d4— Bryan Dawson (@Bryan Dawson)1580668091.0
Mike Bloomberg was the only other Democrat to spring for an ad.
You know what would’ve been great? If all the Democratic candidates had coordinated for a Super Bowl ad that said,… https://t.co/M5GGCDiAI7— (((Rachel Sklar))) ❄️ (@(((Rachel Sklar))) ❄️)1580681187.0
You can see the responses to it below:
Alice Johnson is one person who won early release because celebrities brought her to Trump's attention. She deserve… https://t.co/lKdnZzqnvl— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene)1580688242.0
Donald Trump just spent millions on a #SuperBowl ad bragging about criminal justice reform. Donald Trump chose *t… https://t.co/xR7hmZnuNx— Mayor Svante Myrick (@Mayor Svante Myrick)1580687919.0
Gaslighting may be the only thing Trump’s good at.— take care of yourself (@take care of yourself)1580688015.0
WOW, did Donald Trump really pay to have a campaign ad during the #SuperBowl utilizing a Black Woman, free from an… https://t.co/Fh74lXQ5Be— People call me TopesTV😜 (@People call me TopesTV😜)1580687930.0
Trump does nothing without expecting some kind of reward.— Elie Mystal (@Elie Mystal)1580687992.0
they really sat there and aired a trump 2020 ad during the 2nd day of black history month. #SuperBowl https://t.co/eQB0KgSl9z— jordan🥀 (@jordan🥀)1580688559.0
Me during the Trump ad: what the fuck #SuperBowl https://t.co/PNDAKW7KWQ— Allison (@Allison)1580687806.0
When you see Trump’s #SuperBowl ad attempting to frame himself as a president who unites families and fights injust… https://t.co/KBaIpCwb0l— Emma Gray (@Emma Gray)1580687963.0
Interesting that this ad makes it seem like Johnson was released because of criminal justice reform but it had noth… https://t.co/U2MvNHX0S7— Judd Legum (@Judd Legum)1580689237.0
I can’t stop thinking about the fact that Trump bought a Super Bowl ad to cast himself as the champion of black wom… https://t.co/svRCMu2wTJ— Laura Bassett (@Laura Bassett)1580688859.0
Remember: 96% of Black women didn't vote for Trump, and more than 90% of Black men followed suit. But that ad isn'… https://t.co/zvHbQoXT8J— 😷🎄Patti's Missing Background Singer (@😷🎄Patti's Missing Background Singer)1580689325.0
"THERE'S NO REASON TO COMBINE SPORTS AND POLITICS!!!" —MAGA morons upset about players taking a knee. "OMG I LOVED… https://t.co/EJN3UDrZvh— Bye, Trump! 👋👋👋 (@Bye, Trump! 👋👋👋)1580689421.0
Trump running a #SuperBowl ad saying he reunited families makes sense after the NFL’s ad about how good playing football is for your brain— Orli Matlow (@Orli Matlow)1580689708.0
Trump runs a #SuperBowl ad claiming he’s reuniting families. In reality trump administration not only still has kid… https://t.co/UaBUzM6kt8— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1580688120.0
Watching the #SuperBowl and a Trump ad comes on https://t.co/7HqlSJj0kZ— Not⛄Santa🎄Just🎅Fat🦌 (@Not⛄Santa🎄Just🎅Fat🦌)1580687971.0
Trump advocates Kaepernick’s banishment. NFL owners donate to Trump campaign. Trump pardons Alice Johnson/runs Supe… https://t.co/XwncjZQr0T— Full Dissident (@Full Dissident)1580690270.0
That #Superbowl ad where @realDonaldTrump saved the woman from further undue imprisonment? First, I'm happy justic… https://t.co/ycbRYu9FUq— Scott Nebeker (@Scott Nebeker)1580690264.0