Trump campaign goes after Biden with new ad on Tara Reade allegations

President TrumpDonald John TrumpDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election The hollowing out of the CDC Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points MORE’s reelection campaign released an online attack ad Friday against former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump and Joe Biden create different narratives for the election Poll: Biden widens lead over Trump to 10 points Biden: 'We are a nation in pain, but we must not allow this pain to destroy us' MORE zeroing in on the sexual assault allegations against the presumptive Democratic nominee. 

The ad shows clips of Biden and other Democratic leaders saying “we should believe women,” mostly in the context of the sexual assault allegation brought against Supreme Court Justice Brett KavanaughBrett Michael KavanaughSupreme Court denies California church's challenge to state restrictions Supreme Court denies Illinois churches' request for action after state eases restrictions Federal judges should be allowed to be Federalist Society members MORE last year during his nomination. 

Biden on Friday for the first time publicly denied the allegations made in March by Tara Reade, a former Senate aide who alleges that Biden assaulted her in 1993. His campaign had previously denied the allegations. 

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The leaders featured in Trump’s attack ad have defended Biden against the allegations, but were critical of Kavanaugh. 

“There will be a great temptation among Biden’s supporters to take his lackluster interview performance and declare ‘case closed’ and move on,” Erin Perrine, a Trump campaign spokeswoman, said in a statement. “We do not know what, if anything, was done to Tara Reade, but there cannot be one set of rules for Joe Biden and another set for everyone else.”

The Trump campaign and conservative party leaders have accused Democrats and the media of a double standard when it comes to Kavanaugh and Biden. 

Trump has also faced several sexual assault accusations, including columnist E. Jean Carroll, who accused him of raping her in a Manhattan department store in the 1990s.