A progressive advocacy group is hammering Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFormer Sen. Heller to run for Nevada governor Overnight Defense & National Security — Milley becomes lightning rod Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley becomes lightning rod on right MORE in three battleground states with radio ads that address listeners in both English and Spanish.
The ads, from the People for the American Way (PFAW), feature anxious children discussing Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, with their parents
“I’m scared of Donald Trump, Mami,” a child says in English in the spot, according to a transcript from PFAW. "You’re going to vote against him, right?"
“Of course, darling,” the mother responds in Spanish. "We can’t allow him to win. ... No way. If we do what we have to do — make sure everyone goes out and votes — Trump, Sen. [Marco] Rubio [R-Fla.] and the Republicans lose the election.”
“The Republicans are the ones saying Latinos are criminals, and they don’t support making college more affordable, right Mami?” the child asks.
“And they want to cut benefits to Puerto Rico, take away ObamaCare … and, to top it off, they are against increasing the minimum wage — my wage,” she replies.
PFAW said in a statement that the radio spots are locally tailored for maximum impact.
Recent polls show close races across all three states between Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPennsylvania GOP authorizes subpoenas in election probe We must mount an all-country response to help our Afghan allies Biden nominates ex-State Department official as Export-Import Bank leader MORE.
Trump in recent days has made more of an effort to reach out to Hispanic voters, pledging Wednesday that he would protect jobs, safety and wages if elected.
“To the Hispanic voters, you have a right to walk outside without being shot,” he said during a rally in Tampa, Fla.
“You have a right to a good education for your children. You have a right to own your home. You have a right to have a good job. I am going to fight to give every Hispanic citizen in this country a better future.”
Trump also suggested Monday that he is “softening” his hard-line position on immigration, which has been a cornerstone of his campaign. He has previously called for a "deportation force" to remove the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the country.