Club for Growth Action

"Politician" +

:30 TV ad run in IA , announced Sept. 15, 2015.


Male Announcer:  Which presidential candidate supports higher taxes, national health care and the Wall Street bailout?

It's Donald Trump.

Trump (clip from 03/21/2004 on CNN):  In many cases I probably identify more as a Democrat...

Male Announcer:  Trump wants to think he's Mr. Tell-it-like-it-is, but he has a record and it's very liberal.

He's really just playing us for chumps.

Trump - just another politician.

Trump (clip from 03/21/2004 on CNN):  In many cases I probably identify more as a Democrat...

Male Announcer:  Club for Growth Action is responsible for the content of this advertising.

Notes:   The Sept. 15, 2015 press release announcing the two ads "Politician" and "100 Percent":

Club for Growth Action Launches TV Ads Exposing Trump in Iowa

“Club for Growth Action is committed to exposing Donald Trump for the liberal he is on economic policy.”

Washington, DC – Club for Growth Action, a political arm of the Club for Growth, today announced the release of two 30-second television ads that will air on broadcast, cable, and satellite television in Iowa, and on digital platforms. The total ad buy exceeds $1 million.
“Donald Trump is the worst Republican candidate on economic issues,” said Club for Growth president David McIntosh. “It’s astonishing that he’s even running as a Republican. Trump is the most liberal candidate on fiscal policy in the whole field, with the possible exception of Bernie Sanders. His angry style may reflect the deep frustration Americans have with Washington leaders who have failed to keep their promises. But the policies he’d implement would benefit himself and his own interests, not the American people. That makes him the worst kind of politician.
“Club for Growth Action is committed to exposing Trump for the liberal he is on taxes, trade, health care, and eminent domain. These ads let Trump speak for himself, about his Democrat core and his full support for giving government the power to take private property and give it to corporations.”


September 22, 2015

Donald J. Trump Sends Club for Growth Scathing Cease and Desist Letter Regarding Recent "Attack Ads"

(New York, NY) September 22nd, 2015 - Donald J. Trump is hitting back at the Club for Growth with a scathing cease and desist letter detailing the false and defamatory "attack ads" released last week claiming Mr. Trump supports the "highest tax increase in history." The misleading ad fails to disclose the details of Mr. Trumps proposal ("impose a onetime net worth tax of 14.25% on the super wealthy ... to pay off the national debt.") a concept he suggested over fifteen years ago and has not supported since. This is the very definition of libel.

Mr. Trump stated, "I am not surprised the dishonest, irrelevant and totally failing Club for Growth has resorted to attacking the definitive front runner, especially after I refused to contribute to their pathetic group. We will be releasing my current tax proposal, which is a major decrease in taxes, in the next week and will continue to expose the two faced hypocrisy of the Club for Growth and the problems groups like this perpetuate within a broken Washington, D.C."

Sadly, the deplorable actions of Club for Growth do not come as a surprise to the Trump campaign as it was only a few short months ago that the Club very openly and shamelessly attempted to extort Mr.Trump to the tune of $1 million in exchange for political support  When Mr. Trump, however, refused to succumb to their extortionist demands, the only response was to falsely defame Mr. Trump.