Club for Growth signaled Tuesday that it would not back down from its ad campaign targeting GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, even as Trump’s legal team has threatened a lawsuit against the conservative group over claims Trump says are misleading.
“Tough guy Donald Trump starts whining when his liberal record is revealed,” Club for Growth president David McIntosh said in a statement. “Trump has advocated higher taxes numerous times over many years, just like he’s advocated for universal health care, the Wall Street bailout, and expanded government powers to take private property. Trump’s own statements prove that our ads are accurate. They will continue to run. We suggest that Donald grow up, stop whining, and try to defend his liberal record.”
Monday, Trump’s lawyers sent McIntosh a letter accusing Club for Growth of lying about Trump’s stance on taxes and attempting a “shake-down” because Trump would not donate to the political action committee. The letter said McIntosh and the group would face a “multi-million dollar” lawsuit if it did not cease and desist the campaign.