In Super PAC ad, Trump’s own words paint him as liberal
By NBP Staff | January 25, 2016, 6:03 EDT
A new ad produced by an anti-Donald Trump super PAC is taking aim at the billionaire frontrunner’s claim that he is ideologically conservative.
The ad, a creation of the Our Principles PAC, which was recently founded by Katie Packer, a former aide to 2012 GOP nominee Mitt Romney, uses Trump’s own words in interviews over the years to showcase his liberal views on issues ranging from universal health care to stronger gun control.
The ad also features clips of Trump saying, “I identify more as a Democrat,” praising Hillary Clinton, and suggesting that he supported the idea of impeaching President George W. Bush.
News of the ad blitz comes as prominent conservatives from around the country this week launched a full-scale campaign to stop Trump. On Thursday, the conservative journal National Review released a series of pieces by 22 prominent conservative thinkers, including former U.S. Attorneys General Edwin Meese and Michael Mukasey and conservative columnists Thomas Sowell and Mona Charen, making the case against Trump.
But Trump has received the endorsement of some nationally prominent conservatives, such as former Alaska Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Other conservatives, including columnist and former presidential candidate Patrick J. Buchanan, have defended Trump’s views as conservative and argued that the attack on Trump by conservative elites probably helps the the billionaire businessman’s candidacy.