New Trump Ad Claims ‘the Democrats Are Trying to Overthrow President Trump’
President Donald Trump has released a new ad on Twitter that uses some inflammatory language to attack Democrats and defend the President. Trump tweeted the ad while the public impeachment hearings were going on on Tuesday.
The ad makes reference to a tweet from Mark Zaid, the Ukraine whistleblower’s lawyer, where he mentions a ‘coup’. Trump’s defenders have tried to make much of this and now Trump is linking it to Democrats’ impeachment push.
“Impeachment is a charade,” the ad begins, before talking about Zaid’s tweet.
“They promised a coup and now they’re trying to carry it out,” the ad thunders.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2019
“The Democrats are trying to overthrow President Trump, undo the 2016 election and silence our voices. Don’t let them!”
The ad uses footage of Democrats, including right-wing boogeyman Representative Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. The ad also shows footage of people apparently rioting, though it’s not at all clear where this footage is from.
Trump’s new ad is an escalation in the rhetoric surrounding impeachment, though by no means unexpected.
Watch the ad above, via Twitter.