GOP Launches Campaign Ad off CNN's Attack on ‘Dumb’ Trump Supporters
Republican National Committee cashes in on Don Lemon's mocking remarks
Following the viral CNN segment which saw Don Lemon and guests mocking Trump supporters as dumb "rubes" on Saturday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) had the last laugh after launching a new digital ad campaign off the back of the panel's insulting remarks.
Lemon and his guests, Republican Rick Wilson and far-left op-ed writer Wajahat Ali, laughed after they portrayed Trump supporters as "rubes" who can't read or write.
RNC Spokesman Steve Guest said in a statement following the clip:
“CNN anchor Don Lemon, The New York Times’ Wajahat Ali and winless carnival barker and scam PAC artist Rick Wilson let everyday Americans know what the establishment thinks about them: President Trump’s supporters are just a bunch of illiterate idiots deserving of the elites’ smug derision.“
"In a matter of seconds, CNN summed up the elite left’s disdain for half of America.”
“Reminder for voters: As Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders campaign across the South for your vote, Lemon, Ali, and Wilson just summarized what these candidates really think of you as they shake your hand and pose for selfies.”
RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel told voters she was “absolutely disgusted” by Lemon's remarks, which has since racked up ten million views on Twitter within just 24 hours.
“The other night on CNN, Don Lemon and his liberal friends laid their cards on the table and made it obvious what ELITES think of everyday Americans who support President Trump,” McDaniel stated in a fundraising email.
The arrogance, the dismissiveness, the smug cackling, the accents.— Steve Krakauer (@SteveKrak) January 28, 2020
If Donald Trump wins re-election this year, I’ll remember this brief CNN segment late one Saturday night in January as the perfect encapsulation for why it happened. pic.twitter.com/8kQ6zN9AZV
“These radical hacks painted conservative voters as illiterate hillbillies on national television because they DESPISE President Trump, and they DESPISE you.”
“This is what D.C. Democrats like Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Michael Bloomberg, and Elizabeth Warren truly think of you,” McDaniel continued.
“I can’t think of a better way to show them just how WRONG they are about us than by absolutely CRUSHING our January End-of-Month goal and their socialist candidates.”
The segment from late on Saturday night came in response to reports that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo yelled at left-wing NPR reporter, Mary Louise Kelly.
Pompeo says the reporter lied to him and broke an off the record agreement that they had.