The voice of former President Ronald Reagan stars in a television ad launched this week aimed at convincing voters that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is “unfit to be president.”
The ad, titled “Then And Now,” contrasts a message of American unity from Reagan’s 1986 Independence Day address with sound bites of Trump advocating violence at his rallies.
“I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose voters,” Trump says in one sound bite from an Iowa rally.
Priorities USA Action, a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, is paying for the ad to run in Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida and North Carolina.
Communications Director Justin Barasky said the super PAC is spending $10 million to air the ad during the next two weeks. About $1.2 million will be spent on Nevada airtime including the Reno and Las Vegas TV markets.
“Donald Trump’s divisive and destructive campaign regularly incites violence and divides the country he seeks to lead,” Barasky said.