Report: AFL-CIO to launch ad blitz against Trump
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The nation’s largest federation of labor unions plans on targeting Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrumps light 97th annual National Christmas Tree Trump to hold campaign rally in Michigan 'Don't mess with Mama': Pelosi's daughter tweets support following press conference comments MORE next week with a storm of digital attack ads, a new report says.

The AFL-CIO, which represents 12.5 million workers across 56 unions, is firing its salvos against the GOP presidential front-runner on Facebook and Twitter, according to Reuters.


“Donald Trump has tapped into the very real and understandable anger of working people,” said AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka. "But while he says he’s with America’s working people, when you look close, it’s just hot air.

"Donald Trump is nothing but a house of cards, and once we educate people, the house of cards comes crashing down.”

Trumka will reportedly target Trump’s rhetoric as racist and his business policies as anti-worker.

“Donald Trump’s bigoted comments are bad enough,” he will say in the spots. "Now he supports right-to-work. Tell him right-to-work is wrong for working people.”

Reuters reported on Friday that the AFL-CIO opposes Trump’s position on right to work laws, which limits organized labor’s ability to collect member dues. Several states have passed such legislation, it added, and Congress has considered modeling federal policy on the concept.

Reports emerged last month that AFL-CIO was refraining from an endorsement in either political parties’ presidential primary. Its move keeps it out of the heated Democratic nominating contest between front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Saagar Enjeti ponders Hillary Clinton's 2020 plans Political ad spending set to explode in 2020 MORE and Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump to hold campaign rally in Michigan Castro hits fundraising threshold for December debate Buttigieg draws fresh scrutiny, attacks in sprint to Iowa MORE.