George Conway group releases first anti-Trump ad aimed at evangelicals

An anti-President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump says his advice to impeachment defense team is 'just be honest' Trump expands tariffs on steel and aluminum imports CNN's Axelrod says impeachment didn't come up until 80 minutes into focus group MORE conservative group that includes George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayDemocrats sharpen case on second day of arguments Trump: Obama administration withheld foreign aid too 'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits MORE, who is the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKellyanne Conway knocks Biden, talks up Sanders in Wash Post op-ed Democrats sharpen case on second day of arguments 'Emotion' from Trump's legal team wins presidential plaudits MORE and a frequent critic of President Trump, has released its first advertisement aimed at evangelicals who back the president.

The Lincoln Project’s first advertisement takes aim at “The MAGA Church” by splicing clips of the president and his supporters speaking about faith with clips of Trump cursing and speaking crudely.

The ad begins with Trump saying at an evangelical rally last week that, “evangelicals, Christians of every denomination and believers of every faith have never had a greater champion — not even close — in the White House.”

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At the same time, a verse from the Book of Matthew appears on the screen: “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.”

The advertisement, accompanied by gospel music, ends with on-screen text saying, "IF THIS IS THE BEST AMERICAN CHRISTIANS CAN DO," it says, "THEN GOD help us all."

The Lincoln Project, a super PAC founded by a number of conservatives including George Conway, aims to gather enough disenfranchised Republicans and independents to prevent the reelection of Trump in 2020.

Trump spoke at a Miami church last week for the first “Evangelicals for Trump” rally to keep up support from one of the president’s most consistent group of supporters.

The rally came weeks after an editorial from Christianity Today, an evangelical magazine, requested Trump be impeached and removed from office.