The curious spectacle of President Trump hitting the campaign stump to help Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) retain his seat in the upcoming midterm elections will be complicated by a new billboard ad funded by a GoFundMe page organized by USA Latinx, a political organization that supports the election of Latin candidates and heavily promoted on social media by Parkland shooting survivor David Hogg and the progressive Mad Dog PAC Chairman Claude Taylor.
According to a report on The Hill, the group raised nearly $10,000 in less than 24 hours, far exceeding its $6,000 goal. The money will go to pay for a mobile billboard that will simply display a vintage tweet from Donald Trump about Ted Cruz in its entirety, a tweet made during his campaign to win the Republican presidential primary in 2016.
A photo mockup of the proposed billboard posted on the GoFundMe page shows how the group plans to use Trump’s own words to undermine his planned rally to drum up support for Cruz, who is facing an unprecedented challenge from the Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke.
The fundraising plea that accompanied the post explained the group’s motive.
“President Donald Trump will be campaigning to help Sen. Ted Cruz win his re-election. A rally is being planned, according to Trump “at the biggest stadium in Texas.” We are planning to display the president’s own words about Cruz from 2016 on a mobile billboard, to remind Texans of the truth.”
With Trump now desperate to maintain a Republican majority in the Senate to prevent any chance of his impending impeachment, he is conveniently ignoring his own previous opinions about some of his primary opponents like Cruz out of his own self-interest. Since Trump never does anything except in his own self-interest, his turnaround on Senator Cruz is unsurprising, given the tightening noose of the Mueller investigation.
The billboard that USA Latinx, Hogg, and Taylor are planning will help showcase Trump’s hypocrisy and hopefully help convince enough Texas voters to vote for O’Rourke (or at least withhold their vote for Cruz) that the Democrat will achieve an unprecedented upset.
Of course, that can only happen if enough progressive voters actually get to the polls, so make sure that you and everyone you know makes it their top priority to vote in the midterms or suffer the otherwise unbearable consequences.
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