Trump campaign flying anti-socialism banner above Democratic debate

President TrumpDonald John TrumpPelosi eyes end of April to bring a fourth coronavirus relief bill to the floor NBA to contribute 1 million surgical masks to NY essential workers Private equity firm with ties to Kushner asks Trump administration to relax rules on loan program: report MORE’s reelection campaign will be flying a banner attacking socialism in Houston on Thursday, shortly before Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage there.

An official with the campaign told ABC News that the group plans to fly a banner that reads, "Socialism will kill Houston's economy,” from 2-6 p.m. The third Democratic presidential debate is scheduled to begin an hour later.

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The campaign also plans to take out two full-page advertisements in local newspapers taking aim at Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDemocrats seize on Trump's firing of intelligence community watchdog Biden says his administration could help grow 'bench' for Democrats Overnight Health Care: CDC recommends face coverings in public | Resistance to social distancing sparks new worries | Controversy over change of national stockpile definition | McConnell signals fourth coronavirus bill MORE (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSome Sanders top allies have urged him to withdraw from 2020 race: report Sunday shows preview: As coronavirus spreads in the U.S., officials from each sector of public life weigh in Trump defends firing of intel watchdog, calling him a 'disgrace' MORE and former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro. The ads will run in Houston and in San Antonio, where Castro was born, the campaign said. 

In the ads, the campaign attacks the candidates on economic issues and singles out Castro specifically for "obstructing the president." 

Erin Perrine, deputy communications director for the campaign, said in a statement that “every single Democrat candidate has job killing, economy crushing policies that won't work for America.”

“Team Trump is here to remind them and let everyone in Houston know what a complete disaster Democrats are for America," Perrine added.

Both the ads and the fly-over banner cost the campaign around $7,500, ABC News reported

The president’s reelection campaign used a similar tactic to appeal to beachgoers in a number of cities on Labor Day this year. 

In an effort that cost the campaign roughly $20,000, the group ran flyover banners in Milwaukee; Erie, Pa.; Cleveland; Virginia Beach, Va.; Detroit; Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and Miami's South Beach to encourage people to add their phone numbers to a list of supporters for the campaign.