Before we get into the midterm campaigning, here’s an ad from 2016. Thoughts in hindsight?
And the most recent GOP/Trump ad. Which wasn’t made by a professional. From splinternews.com
If the video looked slicker than the president’s usual awkward Twitter fare, that’s for a reason: it wasn’t made by his team, or anyone the GOP usually works with. According to Newsweek, it was the work of an anonymous video editor, who put it together in the hopes that someone like Trump might pick it up and use it, with or without credit.
The man uploaded the video… onto YouTube on October 17. He tweeted it at Trump, some of the president’s family members, the GOP and several public figures on October 20, and Trump tweeted with the message “#JOBSNOTMOBS! VOTE REPUBLICAN NOW!!” on Wednesday.
The video’s creator told Newsweek that he was inspired by the slogan, and wanted to help the GOP maximize its effectiveness.
“I saw the GOP attempt it and, quite frankly, flounder,” he told Newsweek in a direct message. “They probably wasted thousands upon thousands of dollars on those videos and they came across as flimsy and were ultimately crippled by the old way of advertising by featuring cheesy voice overs and ‘scary’ black and white; those types of ads haven’t convinced anyone to vote any differently since the 60’s. I wanted to see if I could do better with no money or resources.”
The man told Newsweek that Trump had become “the face of the working class.”
“The left seems focused on gender and not job security,” he said. “I haven’t heard them talk about the basic needs of Americans in many years. They live in a bubble and think jobs and security are a given, a default; something that doesn’t need to be maintained, let alone strengthened.”
And then there’s this one that CNN have refused to run as well.
CNN refused to run this Trump campaign ad… pic.twitter.com/0nRPgZ13Eg
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) November 3, 2018