ICYMI: New DNC Ad Slams Trump’s Attacks On Our Service Members In Battleground States

Following Donald Trump’s disparaging comments about U.S. service members, the DNC War Room released a new television ad, “Sacrifice,” in Arizona, Florida, Maine, North Carolina, and Virginia. The 60-second spot is airing in key media markets with large veteran and military communities.

Here’s what they’re saying about the spot in the battlegrounds:

In Arizona:

Arizona Republic: Democrats seize on Trump’s attacks on Sen. John McCain in a play for battleground Arizona. “Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and national Democrats are aiming to use President Donald Trump’s continuing attacks on the late Sen. John McCain against Trump in Arizona, the 2020 battleground state McCain represented on Capitol Hill for more than three decades.”

  • “Democrats are making an Arizona campaign issue out of an explosive report published last week by The Atlantic — and disputed by Trump — in which Trump was said to have denigrated service members and those killed or wounded in action as ‘losers’ and ‘suckers.’”

  • “The Democratic National Committee is releasing Wednesday a new television ad in Arizona — home to an estimated 600,000 veterans — that rips Trump over the derogatory comments about service members. The commercial features messaging about McCain’s service, and Trump’s comments about McCain.”

  • “‘Trump attacked John McCain, tortured for years, as a loser who was not a war hero,’ the ad says. The one-minute ad is airing on cable TV in the Phoenix media market as part of a six-figure buy. The ad will be targeted to military families and veterans.”

In Florida:

Bay News 9: DNC Begins Airing Ad in Tampa Bay Area Market Attacking President Trump For Alleged Comments About Military. “The Democratic National Committee ‘War Room’ is releasing a new television ad today in the Tampa Bay area television market that blasts President Trump for what the DNC says is a ‘long record of disparaging comments about America’s service members.’”

  • “The president has come under fire since The Atlantic reported last week that he allegedly disparaged the war dead. The 60-second ad begins by referencing the battle at Belleau Wood. That confrontation occurred during World War I in northern France, and is considered one of the most important battles in U.S. Marine Corps history. The Atlantic story reported that the president referred to the more than 1,800 Marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as ‘suckers’ for getting killed.”

Florida Politics: Tampa-focused Democratic ad drills Donald Trump for dissing soldiers. “Democrats are making a big-dollar bet in the Tampa market that Donald Trump‘s reported comments about soldiers will haunt him with military-minded voters in November.”

  • “On Wednesday, the DNC War Room rolled out a 60 second spot that, as a media release put it, ‘blasts Trump for his long record of disparaging comments about America’s service members.’”

  • “The ad, entitled ‘Sacrifice,’ is billed as a six-figure media buy and will be in rotation in the Tampa market, targeting the MacDill Air Force Base area.”

In North Carolina:

Fayetteville Observer: “Nationally, Democrats clearly think the alleged Trump comments give them an opportunity. The Democratic National Committee has invested in a 60-second ad, ‘Sacrifice,’ that plays off Trump’s comments about the military and began airing Wednesday in the Fayetteville and Raleigh-Durham markets.”

In Virginia:

Blue Virginia: New DNC Ad Hits Trump Over His Disparaging Comments About Veterans’ Sacrifice. “The DNC War Room is releasing a new television ad today, ‘Sacrifice,’ that blasts Trump for his long record of disparaging comments about America’s service members.”

  • “The 60-second spot will air on cable in the Roanoke-Lynchburg media market as part of a six-figure buy. Virginia has one of the highest concentrations of veterans in the United States.”

  • “‘Millions of brave men and women have made immense sacrifices in order to keep our country safe. But Trump, who inherited everything and sacrificed nothing, has spent years denigrating America’s service members and veterans,’ said DNC Chair Tom Perez. ‘Virginia deserves leaders like Joe Biden who understand the sacrifices made by members of our military and their families—that’ll never be Donald Trump.’”