President TrumpDonald TrumpGraham says he hopes that Trump runs again Trump says Stacey Abrams 'might be better than existing governor' Kemp Executive privilege fight poses hurdles for Trump 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.
The campaign also plans to take out two full-page advertisements in local newspapers taking aim at Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenIn Washington, the road almost never taken Senate poised to battle over Biden's pick of big bank critic Treasury says more rental aid is reaching tenants, preventing evictions MORE (D-Mass.), former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHaiti prime minister warns inequality will cause migration to continue Pelosi: House must pass 3 major pieces of spending legislation this week Erdoğan says Turkey plans to buy another Russian defense system 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.
Socialism SUCKS and @TeamTrump is flying high above the Dem debate in Houston to remind the circus in town that their policies will hurt Houston, Texas and America!— Brad ParscaleBrad ParscaleAides tried to get Trump to stop attacking McCain in hopes of clinching Arizona: report MORE (@parscale) September 11, 2019
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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.