An independent conservative group is seemingly attempting to derail Donald Trump’s presidential campaign with a new 30-second commercial highlighting the Republican candidate’s use of strong language.
The latest anti-Trump ad, created by American Future Fund Political Action, is scheduled to air before Florida’s primary in March and is targeted to conservative voters in the Sunshine state.
The independent conservative group hopes Donald’s coarse, anti-presidential language will alienate Republican voters in the all important state, group spokesman Stuart Roy told CNN.
“Trump’s crudeness, coupled with his questionable business practices and taking advantage of regular Americans, is telling a more complete story about who Donald Trump is and it is not a pretty picture. The polls are getting closer in Florida because the ads are telling a powerful narrative that until now most Americans hadn’t heard.”
The anti-Trump video begins with the real estate billionaire bragging about his Ivy League education.
“I went to an Ivy League school. I’m very highly educated. I know words. I have the best words.”
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) March 7, 2016
Then, the commercial moves on to highlight a series of bleeped, but still recognizable curse words.
The conservative group airing the anti-Trump commercial is a super-PAC that already has several anti-Donald attack ads running on Florida TV.
The new campaign ads join a series of anti-Trump groups attacking The Donald from all sides, condemning the real estate billionaire for fraud, profanity and his liberal view on abortion and taxes along with his use of veterans to bolster his own image.
The Donald has faced criticism for the lawsuit alleging fraud at Trump University, which he claims he wasn’t involved in.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 7, 2016
The conservative establishment is pulling out all the stops to halt a runaway Trump Train that is gaining speed in its attempt to nominate The Donald as the Republican presidential candidate.
The American Future Fund Political Action is hoping their new ad highlighting Trump’s excessive use of vulgarity will alienate Florida voters, the group’s spokesman told the USA Today.
“Donald Trump’s repeated public reliance on profanities and vulgarities to express himself is one piece in an ever-mounting pile of evidence that he does not have the temperament or moral integrity to lead the world’s greatest nation.”
With 384 delegates, Trump is the clear front-runner in the campaign for the Republican nomination and that scares the conservative establishment.
— OBSERVER (@observer) March 7, 2016
Florida’s winner-take-all March 15 primary is especially important to the Republican candidates as the winner of that election gets all of the state’s 99 delegates. The Ohio primary is also a winner-take-all event scheduled for March 15.
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is concentrating all his efforts in the Florida state in an attempt to consolidate his second win.
Trump needs 1,237 delegates to claim the Republican nomination. Without a clear winner the Republican Party faces the chance of a contested convention. Mitt Romney, the Republican’s 2012 nominee, joined the party establishment and attacked Trump last week as fraudulent and dishonest.
There has been some speculation that a contested Republican convention, where delegates barter with each other for votes, could end with a Romney or even a Paul Ryan nomination. The Republican leadership would have to alter party rules to allow that, which some have indicated would be preferable to letting The Donald become the nominee.
What do you think? Would you be alienated by Donald Trump’s cursing?
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