A prominent veterans’ group is running an ad on Fox News featuring the voice of a World War II veteran who calls President Trump a traitor.
The ad, produced by VoteVets.org — a group that represents roughly half a million veterans, family members, and civilian supporters around the country — is running on Trump’s favorite morning cable news programs. VoteVets bought time on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Fox News’ Fox & Friends, and CNN’s New Day, all of which Trump purportedly watches on a regular basis.
— VoteVets (@votevets) April 12, 2017
“I was a rifleman in Patton’s third army. He was tough and he knew how to win. Donald Trump says General Patton would be shocked if he were alive today,” said Army veteran Jay Wenk. “Well, Mr. Trump, the FBI and CIA both say Russia interfered in our election to help you, and your team may have helped them to do it. So listen up: I served under General Patton; I saw him up close, and the thing he’d be most shocked by is you.”
Wenk is referencing a comment Trump made on the campaign trail, in which he said that generals had been “reduced to rubble” under the leadership of former President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Trump also said that General Patton would be rolling in his grave to know that the U.S. had not yet defeated ISIS.
This isn’t the first devastating ad VoteVets ran criticizing Trump. In February, the group featured an injured veteran with an amputated leg doing squats, telling Trump to act like a president. Watch that ad below:
Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.