GOP group hits Pence over Trump alleged business conflicts

GOP group hits Pence over Trump alleged business conflicts
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An anti-Trump Republican group is targeting Vice President Pence with a new ad, calling him out for hypocrisy and complacency with President Trump’s alleged business conflicts.

The new ad from Republicans for the Rule of Law cuts together remarks Pence made criticizing 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonJill Stein: 'I am not a Russian spy' Trump criticizes Clinton for suggesting Jill Stein was Russian asset Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs' MORE's alleged business conflicts to argue he is being hypocritical over Trump. 

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“When it comes to Hillary Clinton, Vice President Pence believes ‘it would be a conflict of interest to accept foreign and corporate donations to your foundation if you were president,’” the add says, using Pence’s own words. 

“When it comes to President Trump’s conflicts of interests, all Mike PenceMichael (Mike) Richard PenceTrump embarks on Twitter spree amid impeachment inquiry, Syria outrage Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs' Kurdish group PKK pens open letter rebuking Trump's comparison to ISIS MORE has to say is, ‘Who cares?’” it continues. 

The ad takes note of foreign leaders staying at hotels owned by Trump, among other issues, to suggest Trump could be profiting off the presidency.

The ad is set to air Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” which is hosted by pundits and journalists the president has often feuded with, according to USA Today

Bill Kristol, a prominent member of the group who frequently criticizes Trump, said the ad is part of a “larger campaign to focus on corruption in the Trump administration.”

“There’s always been corruption in our politics, but usually as a bug, not a feature. Corruption is a Trump administration feature,” he tweeted, sharing the ad. 

Earlier this month, Republicans for the Rule of Law targeted Trump ally Sen. Lindsey GrahamLindsey Olin GrahamErdoğan got the best of Trump, experts warn Graham: I'm seeking to make Trump successful 'but not at all costs' The Memo: Trump's sea of troubles deepens MORE (R-S.C) and his shifting rhetoric on holding Russia accountable for interfering in the 2016 election, as laid out in former special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerFox News legal analyst says Trump call with Ukraine leader could be 'more serious' than what Mueller 'dragged up' Lewandowski says Mueller report was 'very clear' in proving 'there was no obstruction,' despite having 'never' read it Fox's Cavuto roasts Trump over criticism of network MORE’s report.