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'Comrade' Trump gets 'endorsement' from Putin in new mock ad by Lincoln Project

GOP organization the Lincoln Project hit President TrumpDonald John TrumpVenezuela judge orders prison time for 6 American oil executives Trump says he'll leave White House if Biden declared winner of Electoral College The Memo: Biden faces tough road on pledge to heal nation MORE on Thursday with a Russian-language ad offering a mock "endorsement" from Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinScarborough says he'll never return to Republican Party after GOP supported Trump Will Biden choose a values-based or transactional foreign policy? Russian vessel threatens to ram US warship in disputed waters in Sea of Japan MORE.

The new ad, entitled "Fellow Traveler," says in Russian with English subtitles that "Comrade Trump" has "once again" gotten Putin's blessing in the run-up to November's general election.

"The most important endorsement Donald Trump received in 2016 was not from your Senate Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellAs Biden administration ramps up, Trump legal effort drags on Harris says she has 'not yet' spoken to Pence Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among nominees for Time magazine's 2020 Person of the Year MORE [R-Ky.]," the ad's English translation reads. "Donald Trump received the most important endorsement in 2016 from our great leader, Vladimir Putin."

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The intelligence community concluded years ago that Moscow interfered in the last presidential vote with the intention of helping to elect Trump, a conclusion Trump has long rejected. 

“Our special services worked overtime to elect Comrade Trump. We waged a war against the so-called ‘truth,’ and convinced you decadent Americans to believe in our comrade,” the ad says.

It arrives just days after the anti-Trump Republican group debuted another video targeting the president over reports on Russia offering bounties to encourage Taliban militants to kill coalition troops, including American soldiers.

Trump has insisted he was never briefed on that intelligence, dismissing the news as a "hoax" designed to make him look bad.

"Russia thanks you for your loyalty and friendship," the new ad says.