The left is fond of calling President Donald Trump divisive, but for many American voters, the Democrats have sunk to a new low with their Latino Victory Fund ad depicting supporters of a Republican gubernatorial candidate as racists trying to mow down minority kids with a pickup truck.
The ad, which is in support of Democratic candidate Ralph Northam and in opposition to Republican candidate Ed Gillespie, opens with a black student and Muslim student walking down the street while a Latino kid plays basketball. Seconds later, another Latino kid is seen running for his life as a Ford F250 diesel pickup truck waving a Confederate flag chases him through a neighborhood.
The pickup truck appears to be being driven by a middle-aged white male. A Gillespie campaign sticker is clearly shown on the back of the truck, as well as “Don’t Tread on Me” license plates.
After being warned about the oncoming attacker, the three other children run for their lives as well. Soon, the kids find themselves trapped at the end of an alley where the truck driver gets ready to run them over at high speed. At that moment, each of the kids wake up to realize they’re all having the same nightmare.
“Is this what Donald Trump and Ed Gillespie mean by the American dream?” a voice asks as a horrified couple watches a TV report of what appears to be a white supremacist rally.
The text “reject hate” appears. Take a look at the 59-second ad for yourself:
According to Fox News, Northam did not condemn the ad, and his spokeswoman Ofirah Yheskel explained, “Independent groups are denouncing Ed Gillespie because he has run the most divisive, fear-mongering campaign in modern history. It is not shocking that communities of color are scared of what his Trump-like policy positions mean for them.”
But Gillespie replied early Tuesday, “The fact is, whether you disagree with people or not, in Virginia, we respect civil discourse and this is a new low in politics here. It’s a sad day. I was glad when a couple of the Democratic members of our House Delegates yesterday condemned the ad, but outrageously my opponent has embraced it, and it reveals a disdain not just for more supporters but for all Virginians, frankly, who want to have a discussion about issues and policies in this election that I’ve been focused on.”
Conservative media analyst Mark Dice called the anti-Gillespie ad even worse than the Deport Racism PAC ad last year where young Latino kids were directed to shout F-bombs and other strong profanities at then-candidate Trump.
Democrat Terry McAuliffe is the current governor of Virginia, but unlike in every other state and commonwealth, Virginia’s constitution does not allow governors to serve consecutive four-year terms, according to American University Radio.
What do you think about all this? In other news, a President Trump and Melania have responded after a man yelling "allahu akbar" mowed down people with a truck later in the day on Tuesday.