Trump campaign releases ad accusing Democrats of carrying out a 'coup'

President TrumpDonald John TrumpUS reimposes UN sanctions on Iran amid increasing tensions Jeff Flake: Republicans 'should hold the same position' on SCOTUS vacancy as 2016 Trump supporters chant 'Fill that seat' at North Carolina rally MORE's reelection campaign on Wednesday released a new advertisement accusing Democrats of carrying out a "coup," shortly after the president himself made a similar accusation amid the Democrats' impeachment inquiry. 

"Democrats are trying to undo the election regardless of facts, attacking the president by any means necessary, fabricating evidence," a narrator says in the advertisement. "It's nothing short of a coup, and it must be stopped."


The spot is flanked with video of high-profile Democratic lawmakers including House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiSunday shows preview: Justice Ginsburg dies, sparking partisan battle over vacancy before election Trump is betting big on the suburbs, but his strategy is failing 'bigly' Trump orders flags at half-staff to honor 'trailblazer' Ginsburg MORE (D-Calif.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezLawmakers fear voter backlash over failure to reach COVID-19 relief deal Why Democrats must confront extreme left wing incitement to violence The Hill Interview: Jerry Brown on climate disasters, COVID-19 and Biden's 'Rooseveltian moment' MORE (D-N.Y.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTop Democrats call for DOJ watchdog to probe Barr over possible 2020 election influence Overnight Defense: Top admiral says 'no condition' where US should conduct nuclear test 'at this time' | Intelligence chief says Congress will get some in-person election security briefings Overnight Defense: House to vote on military justice bill spurred by Vanessa Guillén death | Biden courts veterans after Trump's military controversies MORE (D-Calif.), and Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibGeorge Conway: 'Trump is like a practical joke that got out of hand' Pelosi endorses Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate primary challenge The Democratic Party platform represents our big tent MORE (D-Mich.). 

Video of Democratic presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenMomentum growing among Republicans for Supreme Court vote before Election Day Trump expects to nominate woman to replace Ginsburg next week Video of Lindsey Graham arguing against nominating a Supreme Court justice in an election year goes viral MORE is shown as the advertisement finishes. 

The spot is a part of an $8 million previous ad buy announced by the campaign.

The ad mirrors a similar allegation from Trump on Tuesday night, in which he tweeted that the Democrats' impeachment inquiry was starting to resemble a "coup."

Trump and Republicans are on the defensive amid fallout after Pelosi announced last week that the House would launch a formal impeachment inquiry amid allegations from a whistleblower that Trump sought to persuade Ukraine to investigate Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

The president has since stepped up his attacks against Biden, zeroing in on the former vice president's efforts to pressure Ukraine to dismiss a senior prosecutor who at one point had investigated an energy company where Biden's son had served as a board member.

The Trump campaign released an ad on Friday accusing Biden of misconduct over his dealings with Ukraine.