|Link to 'Republicans for the Rule of Law' TV spot here.|
Republican Group Accuses Trump, Pence Of Corruption In Fiery TV Ad (Huffington Post link): A Republican group that’s been highly critical of President Donald Trump is running a new TV spot on Thursday, hitting at Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for corruption and hypocrisy.
Pence was attacking Hillary Clinton over donations foreign governments made to the Clinton Foundation when she was secretary of state. But as the spot notes, Pence has remained silent as foreign governments such as Saudi Arabia and Bahrain spend big at Trump-owned hotels and resorts.
In addition, Trump has come under fire for government spending at his own properties. This week, it was revealed that the U.S. military had spent at least $184,000 at Turnberry, Trump’s resort in Scotland. And earlier this month, Pence and his entourage stayed at Trump’s resort in Ireland, even though it was some 180 miles from the site of his meetings in the country.
"It’s doubly wrong when President Trump allows foreign governments to pour money into his for-profit hotels. And when President Trump allows the U.S. government to pour money into his hotels, it crosses the line between the appearance of corruption and corruption itself."
“Not allowing politicians to line their own pockets with taxpayer money is Democracy 101,” Truax added.
The group said the ad will be the first salvo in a larger campaign aimed at attacking corruption in the Trump administration.