An influential conservative group is taking on Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight South Korea leader: North Korea agrees to take steps toward denuclearization Graham calls handling of Kavanaugh allegations 'a drive-by shooting' MORE's position on government-funded healthcare in a new ad.

The clip, created by Club for Growth, will begin airing in Utah on Thursday, Politico reported. The state holds its primary next week.


The 30-second spot accuses Trump of sharing the same views as Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton: FBI investigation into Kavanaugh could be done quickly Hillary Clinton urges Americans to 'check and reject' Trump's 'authoritarian tendencies' by voting in midterms EXCLUSIVE: Trump says exposing ‘corrupt’ FBI probe could be ‘crowning achievement’ of presidency MORE on healthcare.

"Some people think government-run taxpayer-paid healthcare is a disaster," the ad says, showing an image of a Wall Street Journal article headlined "Why ObamaCare is failing."

"And some don't."

The ad flashes to a clip of Clinton calling for "quality, affordable healthcare for every American."

It then shows Trump being questioned about universal healthcare in a "60 Minutes" interview last year.

"I'm going to take care of everybody," Trump said in the ad.

When asked who would pay for it, Trump responded: "The government's going to pay for it."

In the interview last year, Trump had said he didn't care if his position cost him votes, The Washington Examiner reported. He added that "everybody's going to be taken care of much better than they're taken care of now."

"Ask Donald Trump why he sides with Hillary Clinton and why he wants more government healthcare," the ad closes.

Club for Growth will be spending $200,000 to air the commercial, Politico reported.

The group was the earliest conservative group to go after Trump, and was the only anti-Trump force on the right until recently.
It was among several groups that spent millions to attack the front-runner in Florida ahead of the March 15 primary. Trump won the Sunshine State despite the barrage, taking all 99 delegates.