The reality television show host said last month that an attack ad released by the Karl Rove-backed super-PAC American Crossroads, one of the best-funded conservative super-PACs involved in the election, actually worked to Obama’s advantage by making him look like a “super-celebrity.”
“It made Obama bigger than life. It made him [out] to be the super-celebrity, which I don’t happen to think he is,” the reality television show host told MSNBC.
Trump said his hypothetical super-PAC ads would focus on “how disrespected we are as a country” by the rest of the world.
“My super-PAC ads would be focused on how outside places and outside things are absolutely sucking the blood out of this country, and this country can’t be great again unless it really starts to generate money,” he told Newsmax. He proposed ads focused on OPEC and China that would blame Obama for problems Trump identified with global trade.
“You can’t fund Medicare, you can’t fund Social Security, unless we start to generate money, and we can’t because outside sources are taking our money,” he continued. “We’re like children with a wallet and they’re just taking the money right out of our wallet.”
But he also indicated that subjects like the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Obama’s former pastor, would be fair game.
“I don’t know why the Republicans wouldn’t be using that kind of stuff,” Trump said of Wright. “I tell Mitt and I tell everybody, ‘You’re going to have to be just as vicious as they are.' They have to also bring things up.”
Romney repudiated the idea of tying Obama to Wright's more radical statements, a proposal raised as a possible super-PAC strategy earlier this month.
It also emerged Thursday that Trump would appear at a campaign event for Mitt Romney later this month in Nevada. Romney and Trump will be joined by former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich for a fundraiser at the Trump Towers in Las Vegas on May 29, NBC News reported.
In February, Romney earned Trump's endorsement during a press conference at the casino. The former Massachusetts governor went on to a commanding win in the state's caucuses, which Trump took partial credit for in the interview.
The campaign is also fundraising off a chance to dine with Trump, along with Romney, in New York City. Any supporter who makes a donation will be entered in a raffle to win a trip and dinner with the two men.
Justin Sink contributed.
--This post was updated at 3 p.m.