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Trump campaign attacks top Democrats in ad the day after he cuts a deal with them

Trump's new ad says Democrats are trying to stop him. This was a bad day to release that ad


Charlie May
September 7, 2017 6:08PM (UTC)

President Donald Trump's newest campaign advertisement targets top Democratic leaders and claims they are "trying to stop him." These Democratic leaders happen to be same ones he struck a deal with on Wednesday and Thursday.

The campaign ad debuted just a day after the president decided to abandon Congressional Republicans and instead side with the Democrats on raising the debt ceiling. The ad was likely created in weeks prior, but the timing is certainly both noteworthy and ironic.

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"Career politicians and the media, trying to stop him, but President Trump is fighting for America," says the narrator in the ad, while flashing images of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as well as other Democrats.

Ironically, the video came out hours before Pelosi tweeted praise for Trump.

http://twitter.com/NancyPelosi/status/905830327884578816

"Over 1 million new jobs, companies investing billions in America, stock market reaching all time record highs, our border more secure," the ad says. "Americans are saying let President Trump do his job and make America great again."

The deal with the Democrats on Wednesday afternoon dealt the Republicans yet another legislative defeat and left them mostly in shock. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., said raising the debt ceiling for three months was a "ridiculous idea."

"A three-month debt ceiling? Why not do a daily debt ceiling?" Rep. Mike Simpson, R-Idaho sarcastically suggested, according to Politico. "He’s the best deal-maker ever. Don’t you know? I mean, he’s got a book out!"

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., also downplayed the reported relationship between himself and the president, which has been anything but strong. "It's fine," he said. "Everything's fine."

Watch the full ad below.


Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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