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This Is How You Make a Campaign Ad When You're Running Against Donald Trump

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 13, 2019 |

By Dustin Rowles | Politics | August 13, 2019 |


Here is an ad from Julián Castro, Democratic candidate for President of the United States. It will air tomorrow on Fox News, in one market: Bedminster, NJ, which is where President Trump is currently vacationing (at his own private golf club). Don’t worry: It’s going to be seen everywhere. A lot of media outlets and websites are going to pick it up. It’s going to be the most effective $2,775 his campaign has spent, so far.

“President Trump: You referred to countries as shitholes. You urged American Congresswomen to ‘go back’ to where they came from. You called immigrants rapists. As we saw in El Paso, Americans were killed because you stoked the fire of racists. Innocent people were shot down because they look different from you. Because they look like me. They look like my family. Words have consequences. ¡Ya Basta!”

And that, folks, is how you directly confront Donald Trump. You address him the only place he will listen: Fox News. You call him a racist. You tell him that his policies got people that look like Julián Castro murdered by a white supremacist. You say ¡Ya Basta! in a forceful tone, which will force Trump to look up “¡Ya Basta!” or more likely, ask one of the undocumented employees at Bedminster to tell him what it means.

“Enough is enough.”

Reminder: Texas is in play. And for Democrats, 2020 is the only shot Congressional reps may have for a while, because if they don’t take back at least the House, they could be gerrymandered back into a non-entity. They need to turn 10 red seats blue in the State House. And Beto needs to go back home and run for Senate. Yesterday. There won’t be another opportunity to win a Senate seat until 2024.

via WashingtonPost

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Header Image Source: Julián Castro Campaign