Biden Launches Blistering New Trump Ad

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – President Biden’s reelection campaign has released a new advertisement titled “Burn” that targets former President Trump’s role in the January 6, 2021, Capitol riots. This release comes just before Trump’s scheduled visit to Capitol Hill on Thursday.

The 30-second spot focuses on the events of January 6 and Trump’s controversial promise to pardon the rioters who were jailed if he wins another term. The advertisement is set to air on television in key battleground states during local news segments. The campaign aims to use this ad to remind voters of Trump’s actions on January 6 and his potential future plans if re-elected.

The ad states: “On January 6, Donald Trump lit a fire in this country,” and notes the injury of 140 officers during the riots. It accuses Trump of “stoking the flames of division and hate” and asserts that he is “pouring gasoline” on the situation by vowing to pardon the extremists who attempted to subvert the government, inciting them to further action.

This advertisement was launched just hours before Trump’s visit to Washington, where he plans to meet with Republican lawmakers and the Business Roundtable in an attempt to present a united front before the Republican National Convention.

On the day of Trump’s visit, the Biden campaign’s chair of the National Advisory Board and former Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) commented, “Today, the instigator of an insurrection is returning to the scene of the crime.” She described January 6 as a criminal act against the Capitol, the Constitution, and its peaceful power transfer, highlighting the enduring impact of death, injuries, and trauma.

In response, the Trump campaign criticized the ad, with Trump’s national press secretary, Karoline Leavitt, denouncing Biden’s presidency as a failure. Leavitt’s statement attributed various national issues to Biden’s administration, including high inflation, border security problems, and global instability, asserting that these issues reflect Biden’s weak and unsuccessful policies.

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