New Anti-Trump Ohio Ad Shows Nuclear Bomb Imagery
The group, called Fifty Second Street Fund, has reportedly purchased $200,000 worth of television advertising in Ohio.
A new anti-Trump ad has aired across various outlets in Ohio on Monday.
The TV spot, titled "Careful," features footage of Donald Trump talking about nuclear bombs as well as images of a mushroom cloud and devastating rubble following an attack.
"One nuclear bomb can kill a million people," the text in the ad reads. "That's more than all the men, women and children living in Columbus, Ohio."
In an interview, Chris Matthews tells Trump that nobody likes to hear that he's willing to use nuclear bombs. Trump responds with, "Then why are we making them? Why do we make them?"
Another mushroom cloud appears on the screen. "Be careful who you vote for," reads the text at the end of the ad.
Bloomberg reports that the super PAC was formed by Bill Bradley, a former Democratic senator from New Jersey. The super PAC is spending at least $725,000 on the ad and has no current plans to expand to markets outside of Ohio.
The group's name refers to a W.H. Auden poem titled "September 1, 1939," set in a bar on 52nd Street, about the outbreak of World War II and Hitler's invasion of Poland on that date. A line from the poem, "We must love one another or die," was used in President Lyndon B. Johnson's famous "Daisy" ad against Barry Goldwater.