Bend the Arc: Trump's New Racist Ad a 'Full-throated Embrace of White Nationalism'; GOP Leaders Must Denounce

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 1, 2018

CONTACT: Elliot Levy, elliot.levy@berlinrosen.com202-800-7409

New York – In response to a new racist ad released by President Trump ahead of the midterm elections, Stosh Cotler, CEO of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action, released the following statement:

“President Trump’s new racist, false and fearmongering ad represents his full-throated embrace of white nationalism as a closing strategy for the midterm elections. His demonizing of immigrants and his shameless devotion to the same ideology and worldview that motivated the shooter in Pittsburgh, the Trump supporter who allegedly mailed bombs to targets of Trump’s political rhetoric, and countless other acts of violence are nothing short of despicable.

“If Rep. Steve Stivers, the head of the Republican congressional committee, saw fit to denounce Rep. Steve King for his promotion of white supremacy and white nationalism, surely he and other GOP leaders must reject the president of the United States when he does the same. We call on them to condemn this ad immediately, and we express solidarity with our immigrant and Latinx allies who continue to bear the brunt of this president’s limitless hatred, anger, and lies.”