Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada

Pro-Trump super PAC hits Biden with new Spanish-language ad in Nevada
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The Committee to Protect the President, a pro-Trump super PAC, is running a Spanish-language ad in Nevada targeting former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' Biden joins calls to release racial breakdowns of coronavirus cases, deaths MORE on immigration during the Democratic primary debate Wednesday evening. 

The ad shows images from 2014 when the Obama administration held children who came to the border unaccompanied in detention centers paired with misleading claims about the former administration.

Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaObama warns group of mayors that the 'biggest mistake' is to 'misinform' during the pandemic Biden releases plans to expand Medicare, forgive student debt Trump's self-interest is at odds with safe coronavirus policy MORE and Joe Biden promised to reform immigration,” the ad’s Spanish-speaking narrator says. “We didn’t know it was a lie. They separated families and put children in cages.

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“Barack Obama and Joe Biden failed. Now, Joe Biden promised to reform immigration. Is he lying again? Joe Biden has lied before, don’t let him get away with it as president,” the ad continues.

Though the ad includes a mandatory disclosure at the end, it does not show President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Overnight Health Care: Trump officials lay groundwork for May reopening | Democrats ramp up talks with Mnuchin on next relief deal | Fauci says death toll could be around 60,000 Hillicon Valley: State officials push for more election funds | Coronavirus surveillance concerns ramp up pressure for privacy bill | Senators warned not to use Zoom | Agencies ask FCC to revoke China Telecom's license MORE at all or compare the two politicians' stances on immigration. The ad also does not mention that the Trump administration separated children of asylum-seekers from their parents while they waited in custody for their cases to be heard. 

The group spent a total of $225,000 on the TV ad and $30,000 on digital advertising, according to its Federal Election Commission filings.

The ad comes as the Nevada caucuses approach on Saturday. The early primary state is seen as the first test of how the candidates perform among minority voters, particularly Latinos, who make up about 30 percent of the state’s population.

A recent poll showed Biden and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSteyer endorses Biden for president Sanders says he wouldn't 'drop dead' if Trump decided on universal healthcare Sanders 2020 press secretary: Democratic leadership interested in 'corporate status quo' or 'they're planning to replace Joe' MORE (I-Vt.) neck and neck for the Latino vote in Nevada.