The latest TV ad broadside against Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump features footage of him backing citizenship for undocumented immigrants after his campaign launched and accused him of profiting from illegal workers.
The new 60-second ad is part of a $1 million Iowa TV ad buy from Our Principles PAC, an anti-Trump group run by former Mitt Romney aide Katie Packer.
It begins by noting that Mr. Trump is skipping Thursday’s Fox News debate in Des Moines because “Trump can’t handle tough questions, like why he’d let millions of illegal immigrants stay in America and even supports a pathway to citizenship.”
Mr. Trump has made staunch opposition to illegal immigration a centerpiece of his campaign. In his mid-June announcement speech he referred to Mexicans as “rapists” and has since proposed deporting some 11 million undocumented people.
But the ad contains footage from a late June Chicago appearance in which Mr. Trump appears to favor allowing illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship.
“You have to give them a path and you have to make it possible for them to succeed,” Mr. Trump says in the ad. “You have to do that.”
Mr. Trump’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Read the rest of the story HERE and view the ad below:
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