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

President TrumpDonald TrumpMore than two-thirds of Americans approve of Biden's coronavirus response: poll Sarah Huckabee Sanders to run for governor Mexico's president tests positive for COVID-19 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 PelosiBiden attends first church service as president in DC, stops at local bagel shop More hands needed on the nuclear football Sunday shows preview: All eyes on Biden administration to tackle coronavirus MORE (D-Calif.), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezTexas man charged for alleged role in Capitol riots, online death threats to Ocasio-Cortez DC residents jumped at opportunity to pay for meals for National Guardsmen Tensions running high after gun incident near House floor MORE (D-N.Y.), Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffBiden to keep Wray as FBI director Biden urged to reverse Pompeo-Trump move on Houthis Angus King warns of 'grave danger' of Trump revealing classified information MORE (D-Calif.), and Rep. Rashida TlaibRashida Harbi TlaibBiden and the new Congress must protect Americans from utility shutoffs Overnight Energy: EPA rule exempts many polluting industries from future air regulations | Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report | Officials ousted from White House after papers casting doubt on climate science Ex-Michigan governor to be charged over Flint water crisis: report MORE (D-Mich.). 

Video of Democratic presidential hopeful and former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive examples of media's sycophancy for Biden on inauguration week Drastic measures for drastic times — caregiver need mobile health apps Boycott sham impeachment 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.