A well-funded Republican group trying to stop Donald TrumpDonald TrumpTrump thought biker rally crowd would resemble ‘I Have a Dream’ speech Weld wins Libertarian nomination for VP Dems to Clinton: Ignore Trump on past scandals MORE is going on the air in Florida with a new ad criticizing the GOP front-runner's use of profanity.
The 30-second spot, supported by a buy the group said cost "hundreds of thousands” of dollars, portrays Trump as a person who uses language that is the opposite of presidential.
The ad then cuts to various public appearances in which Trump uses profanities including “motherf---er,” “ass,” “pussy,” “damn,” “s--,” and “f---.”
American Future Fund Political Action spokesman Stuart Roy told The Hill that the ads will begin airing Tuesday in the conservative Pensacola and Panama City areas in advance of the March 15 Florida primary.
The action group is a super-PAC affiliated with — but functionally separate from — the nonprofit 501(c)(4) group American Future Fund, which is already blasting Trump with millions of dollars' worth of attack ads, including its own $1.75 million Florida buy.
The groups' efforts are supported by a frantic last-minute campaign to defeat Trump by the Club for Growth, which on Monday announced a new $2 million ad campaign against Trump in Illinois; Our Principles PAC, run by former senior Mitt Romney adviser Katie Packer; and Conservative Solutions PAC, a pro-Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio apologized to Trump for 'small hands' crack Sunday shows preview: Bernie soldiers on Fla. Senate candidate bashes Rubio MORE group.
Republican mega-donors such as New York hedge fund magnate Paul Singer and the Ricketts family, which owns the Chicago Cubs baseball team, are major players in the last-ditch GOP effort to stop Trump from becoming the party's nominee.
The anti-Trump groups are hitting the billionaire from a variety of angles: attacking him for being a "fraud" with his controversial Trump University, highlighting his past liberal views on abortion and taxes, and using decorated veterans to try to undermine Trump's tough-guy image.
Of the new Florida ads, Roy told The Hill in an email, “Donald Trump’s repeated public reliance on profanities and vulgarities to express himself is one more piece in an ever-mounting pile of evidence that he does not have the temperament or moral integrity to lead the world’s greatest nation.
"As the ad concludes, Trump is ‘offensive and out-of-control.’ America and the world are watching, and we can — and must — do better if we are to maintain our exceptionalism and global leadership.”