DNC Chair Responds to Donald Trump’s Radio Advertisements

Washington, D.C. – DNC Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s radio advertisements:

“The release of Donald Trump’s radio ads today make it clear a Trump presidency would be a bad investment for America and the middle class. The ads continue the Republican approach of minimizing the major issues confronting the American people to reality television-style grade-school rhetoric. It’s not just his offensive rhetoric, it’s his harmful policies, which are emblematic of the entire Republican field’s obsession with moving America backward to policies that failed under past Republican administrations. Just like Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, and the rest of the GOP field, Donald Trump supports tax plans that give the wealthiest Americans more than the middle class, opposes fixing the broken immigration system through comprehensive reform, wants to take health care away from millions of families, and endorses a reckless foreign policy in the vein of Dick Cheney and George W. Bush. Each Republican presidential candidate in this race would reverse the progress we’ve made under President Obama that resulted in 67 consecutive months of private-sector job growth.

“The ads also don’t answer serious questions about the myth that Donald Trump is a successful businessman who would be able to run the country’s economy. Donald Trump openly brags about taking advantage of bankruptcy laws in order to amass his fortune, and he borrowed millions from his family members to build his empire. As he said recently, his dad gave what he called a “small” $1 million loan to him to get started when he graduated from college. Trump just doesn’t understand these avenues aren’t available to countless Americans who are working day in and day out to afford a mortgage payment, or the cost of college for their families.

“He hasn’t got a clue when it comes to the struggles everyday Americans face, and he’s the last person equipped to help them.”