An influential conservative group is taking on Republican presidential candidate Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJoint Chiefs chairman denies report that US is planning to keep 1K troops in Syria Kansas Department of Transportation calls Trump 'delusional communist' on Twitter Trump has privately voiced skepticism about driverless cars: report 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 ClintonGOP lawmaker defends Chelsea Clinton after confrontation over New Zealand attacks Klobuchar: Race, gender should not be litmus tests for 2020 Dem nominee Kirsten Gillibrand officially announces White House run 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.