Club For Growth Launches Million Dollar Ad Buy Hitting Trump As Liberal

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The political arm of the conservative group Club for Growth on Tuesday announced that the organization will spend a million dollars on ads in Iowa attacking Donald Trump as too liberal.

The first ad, “Politician,” highlights Trump’s “very liberal” record on tax policy and health care. The ad’s narrator says, “He’s really just playing us for chumps.” The spot concludes by calling Trump “the worst kind of politician.”

The second Club for Growth Action ad, titled “100%,” hits Trump for comments supporting eminent domain so that “he can make millions while we lose our property rights.”

“Club for Growth Action believes that Trump is the worst Republican candidate on economic issues – plain and simple. In fact, short of Bernie Sanders, he may be the most liberal candidate in the whole field on fiscal policy,” the group said in a statement. “Not only has Trump been all over the map on key economic issues – but he has taken several positions that are downright horrendous!”

The group spent more than $1 million on the two 30-second ads, which will run in Iowa on broadcast, cable and satellite television, as well as online.

The Club for Growth attack on Trump follows a Twitter feud between the group and presidential candidate earlier in September. Trump said that he had declined a Club for Growth request for a $1 million donation. The organization hit back saying that Trump had asked for the meeting and attempted to “buy us off.”

Trump later retweeted a letter that appears to show the Club for Growth asking Trump for a donation in June.

Late update: Following the Club for Growth’s announcement on Tuesday, Trump criticized the organization and defended his tax plan in a series of tweets.

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