A recent advertisement by the Lincoln Project, currently airing in Florida and South Carolina, criticizes Donald Trump and Washington Republicans for obstructing a bill that aimed to allocate funds for border security and provide aid to Israel and Ukraine.
The one-minute ad titled “Security” is broadcasted in locations such as Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach and Charlottesville.
The ad’s main point is evident: If voters prioritize safeguarding the southern border, addressing issues like undocumented immigration, sex trafficking, illicit drugs, and terrorism, the ad suggests that the former President is not the right person for the job.
After months of talks with Democrats, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked the bipartisan border and foreign aid plan, ending hopes for legislation that would reduce the historically high number of illegal border crossings.
Following Trump’s criticism of the plan in January, the likely GOP presidential nominee, action was taken. Speaker of the House Mike Johnson swiftly dismissed it, as did Senator Marco Rubio, who wrote on the internet that a workable agreement with Biden would never be struck at the White House.
Mitch McConnell, the minority leader, said that Trump had coerced House Republicans into rejecting any agreement. Mitt Romney criticized the tactic.
“Please hurt my country so I can blame my opponent and help my politics is a shocking development,” he stated.
Rick Wilson, one of the founders of Lincoln Project, described it as “one of the most sinister political maneuvers you’ll ever see.”
“Trump has formed a tacit alliance with the drug cartels and child traffickers, allowing them to keep operating along the border because he thinks it will help his campaign,” the statement reads. “Trump and the MAGAs are the best allies the cartels and coyotes could ever have.”
The latest advertisement, which is part of a series that Lincoln Project recently launched, compares Trump’s goal for the United States to Nazi Germany. It also reminds voters of the cruelty and unrest that Americans experienced during his one-term rule and draws attention to his legal issues related to defamation and sexual assault.