George Conway group targets Trump over 'blatant racism' in new ad

The Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump Republican super PAC, on Monday announced it will target President TrumpDonald TrumpMcCarthy says he told Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene he disagreed with her impeachment articles against Biden Biden, Trudeau agree to meet next month Trump planned to oust acting AG to overturn Georgia election results: report MORE’s record on race relations in a new TV spot.

The group, co-founded by George ConwayGeorge ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' George Conway: Georgia call shows Trump is 'delusional,' 'desperate' George Conway calls Meadows a 'moron' and a 'disgrace' MORE, the high-profile Trump critic who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayGeorge Conway: Trump's 'influence will wane as he fades into history as a pariah' Pence's relationship with Trump fractures in final days Kellyanne Conway condemns violence, supports Trump in statement on Capitol riots MORE, will make a $500,000 ad buy in Washington, D.C., as well as in battleground states such as Florida, Michigan and Wisconsin, CNN reported.

The one-minute spot, titled “Flag of Treason,” accuses Trump of turning a blind eye to use of Confederate iconography in support of him.


“The men who followed this flag 150 years ago knew what it meant — treason against their country. The death of the United States,” the spot’s narrator says over images of the Confederate flag and numerous Confederate generals.

“America defeated the men who followed that flag. Those with honor surrendered and cast it aside forever. So why does it keep showing up today at events supporting Donald Trump?”

“President Trump’s co-opting of the Confederate Flag and relationships with known white nationalists like Stephen MillerStephen MillerCensus Bureau racing to complete noncitizen data, watchdog says Trump must concede as a holiday gift to the nation Pompeo to quarantine after contact with someone COVID-19 positive MORE, Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonTrump's pardons harshly criticized by legal experts Romney: Founders didn't intend pardons to be used for 'cronies' China sanctions Pompeo and more than two dozen US figures MORE and David Duke shows his true beliefs,” The Lincoln Project said in a statement.

“His blatant racism, dog whistles and disinterest in unifying the country, particularly in recent days following the death of George Floyd, show just how far he is willing to go to stoke fear, incite violence, and ensure the country descends into further chaos up to the election,” the group added.

The Lincoln Project previously caught the president’s ire with a spot titled “Mourning in America,” prompting Trump to launch a series of Twitter attacks against Republican strategists involved with the super PAC, including Steve Schmidt, Rick Wilson and George Conway.

Reed Galen, a member of the Lincoln Project’s advisory committee, told CNBC the group raised $1 million in a day after the tweets, which he said was a single-day record.