Trump's 2020 reelection campaign ad claims he 'achieved more than any president in history'
The ad, which features Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, calls on 'every Trump supporter' to call the 800 number to thank the Republican for his leadership
President Donald Trump's first re-election campaign advert is out and it resonates a message the Republican has iterated multiple times. The ad, which features Trump's 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale, claims that Trump has "achieved more during his time in office than any president in history," and calls on "every Trump supporter" to call the 800 number to thank the Republican for his leadership.
Reports state that anyone who calls the number is directed to make donations to Trump's 2020 presidential campaign. Parscale says that every American should call the president on the number to "let President Trump know we appreciate what he is doing for America."
"We have a booming economy, historic low unemployment, including the lowest unemployment rate for minorities in history," Parscale states. "We're bringing jobs back to America through new trade deals and the world is a safer place," he continues.
Callers who eventually choose to not donate are reportedly met with another request for a donation and if they reject even that then they are directed to Trump's campaign website. The clip ends with the signature Trump message, saying: "I'm Donald Trump and I approved this message."
The video of the advertisement was first shared by journalist Yashar Ali, who said that the ad had aired on CNN, and captioned it on Twitter with: "First 2020 ad?"
First 2020 ad? This Trump ad, featuring his campaign manager @parscale, just aired on CNN. It’s a minute long and asks viewers to call an 800 number to leave a thank you message for POTUS. I called the number and it leads to a fundraising appeal (not unusual for pres campaigns) pic.twitter.com/yB3Rb1pJKe— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) December 18, 2018
Multiple social media users found the ad amusing, and mocked the one-minute spot with one user saying: "I'll thank him when he resigns. That's all."
Another Twitter user wrote: "So, it's a 60-second infomercial to solicit donations to pay their legal bills." The tweet was in reference to Trump's 2016 campaign, several of the campaign team members — including his former personal lawyer Michael Cohen — have faced indictments and made plea deals in association with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Mueller is probing into possible collusion between Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential elections.