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 BidenNAACP seeks to boost Black voter turnout in six states Biden touts Trump saying Harris would be 'fine choice' for VP pick Kamala Harris: The conventional (and predictable) pick all along 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 ObamaKamala Harris makes history — as a Westerner Poll: 15 percent of Democratic voters want to eliminate the filibuster Donald Trump has done more for African Americans than we think 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 TrumpDemocrat calls on White House to withdraw ambassador to Belarus nominee TikTok collected data from mobile devices to track Android users: report Peterson wins Minnesota House primary in crucial swing district 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 SandersBiden wins Connecticut in final presidential primary of year Vermont Rep. Peter Welch easily wins primary Three pros and three cons to Biden picking Harris MORE (I-Vt.) neck and neck for the Latino vote in Nevada.