Priorities USA Action, a Democratic Super PAC, is running a new TV ad against Donald Trump in Pennsylvania and several other states.
In the commercial Michelle DeFord, a Gold Star mother, gives her take on the GOP nominee. She first recounts the story of how her son, David Johnson, first joined the Army Reserves. Then, she talks about how David lost his life in Iraq.
DeFord then tears into Trump for his comments surrounding the Khans. The Khans were at the Democratic National Convention and Khizr Khan gave a powerful and much discussed speech where he went after Trump for his proposed Muslim ban.
“When I saw Donald Trump attack another Gold Star mother I felt such a sense of outrage” DeFord says.
“I would like to tell Donald Trump what it feels like, the sense of emptiness that only losing a child can bring,” she continues. “Those people should be honored and treated with kindness for the rest of their life, and I don’t think that Donald Trump will ever understand that.”
The sixty-second spot is part of a $5.4 million ad buy and is set to air in Pennsylvania as well as Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina and Ohio. It will also air nationally on MSNBC, CNN, & FOX News.