While Democratic presidential candidates are preparing for their debate on Thursday in Houston, President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign is also planning a stunning program to counter the debate.
ABC News reported that the Trump campaign has spent $7,500 to create an ad blitz that includes two full-page newspaper ads and flying a massive banner in the air that blasts socialism just before Democratic presidential hopefuls take the stage.
The message on the banner ad says, “Socialism will kill Houston’s economy!” according to a rendering provided by a Trump campaign official.
The campaign is scheduled to fly the ad above Houston sky from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., an hour before Democrats start their first one-night debate on Thursday, Sept. 12, hosted by ABC News and Univision.
“Every single Democrat candidate has job killing, economy crushing policies that won’t work for America,” said the campaign’s deputy communications director Erin Perrine in a statement on Wednesday.
“Team Trump is here to remind them and let everyone in Houston know what a complete disaster Democrats are for America,” she said.
In addition, the Trump team will take out two full-page print ads targeting specifically Democratic candidates Elizabeth Warren, Joe Biden, and Julian Castro to accuse them of killing jobs.
The ad also challenges the Democrats on health care, slamming Medicare-for-all proposals.
The Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale confirmed the ABC News report in a tweet that President Trump also retweeted on Wednesday.
“@TeamTrump is flying high above the Dem debate in Houston to remind the circus in town that their policies will hurt Houston, Texas and America!” Parscale wrote.
Before Houston, the Trump campaign utilized the sky in key swing states to fly airborne banners to spread its message on Labor Day.
The 10 Democrats qualified for the third presidential debate include Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, Beto O’Rourke, and Andrew Yang.