Republican group taunts Trump with its own damning words in Fox News Ad

A Republican group opposed to Donald Trump will run a new ad this week on Fox News and CNN in which an unexpected character is suing the former president: Trump himself.

The Republican Accountability Project’s new ad highlights past comments Trump made about the importance of classified documents as he accused his 2016 rival, Hillary Clinton, of mishandling sensitive documents.

“I’m going to enforce all laws regarding the protection of classified information,” he said in a clip from a 2016 rally. In a 2020 clip, he said people “go to jail for this” .

Now Trump is accused of doing exactly what he spoke out against, not just pretending to keep classified documents, but doing it under sloppy conditions. A photograph shows boxes of documents stacked near the toilets of his home in Mar-a-Lago.

“It’s time to keep Trump at Trump’s level,” the voiceover says in the ad:

Earlier this month, Trump pleaded not guilty to 37 counts related to the retention of those documents.

“Donald Trump likes to talk about throwing his political opponents in jail for mishandling classified documents, but he’s the one who stole government secrets from the White House and refused to return them,” executive director Sarah Longwell said. of the organization, in a press release. release. “We remind Republican viewers that he should be held to his own standard.”

The Republican Accountability Project, which launched video and billboard ad campaigns against the former president and his enablers in Congress, said it was spending $1 million to air the spots both nationally and in the major swing states of Arizona, Georgia, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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