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 John TrumpKimberly Guilfoyle reports being asymptomatic and 'feeling really pretty good' after COVID-19 diagnosis Biden says he will rejoin WHO on his first day in office Lincoln Project offers list of GOP senators who 'protect' Trump in new ad MORE’s record on race relations in a new TV spot.

The group, co-founded by George ConwayGeorge Thomas ConwayKellyanne Conway on Trump niece's book: 'I believe family matters should be family matters' Trump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Lincoln Project hits Trump over Russian bounties MORE, the high-profile Trump critic who is married to White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayDemocrats see victory in Trump culture war Kellyanne Conway on Trump niece's book: 'I believe family matters should be family matters' Mary Trump issues blistering critique of president as narcissist in new book 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.

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“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 MillerIn DACA ruling, Supreme Court ignores Trump's racial bias The Memo: Trump's Tulsa decision sparks new race controversy George Conway group targets Trump over 'blatant racism' in new ad MORE, Steve BannonStephen (Steve) Kevin BannonMueller investigation witness George Nader sentenced to a decade in prison in child sex case Biden would fire Trump appointee leading US media agency for 'hijacking' outlet In DACA ruling, Supreme Court ignores Trump's racial bias 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.