Obama Ad Attacks Romney’s Debate Performance: ‘How Could We Ever Trust Him?’

The Obama campaign released a new ad Thursday attacking Mitt Romney for denying that his tax plan would result in $5 trillion in tax cuts. The campaign said on a conference call Thursday that they intended to hold Romney accountable for what Romney said during the debate. 

The ad shows Mitt Romney saying during the debate: “I’m not in favor of a $5 trillion tax cut. That’s not my plan.” It then cuts to footage of MSNBC anchor Andrea Mitchell noting that a report from the Tax Policy Center found that his plan would cut taxes by about that amount. 

“Why won’t Romney level with us about his tax plan, which gives the wealthy huge new tax breaks?” the narrator says in the ad. As an image of the debate stage transitions to an image of the oval office, the narrator concludes: “If we can’t trust him here, how could we ever trust him here?” 

The ad, called “Trust,” will air in Colorado, Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada, Ohio and Virginia.