“After 9/11, the greatest threat to our democracy lived in a cave. Today, he lives in the White House.”
As President Trump’s approval rating continues to tick up and the mood of the country brightens amid better and better economic news, Democrats are increasingly wrestling with the question of just how much of their message should be focused on Trump.
Well, Democrat Dan Helmer, who’s currently battling for votes in the Democratic primary for Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, has decided that he’s going all in on the anti-Trump messaging. In fact, you couldn’t get much more anti-Trump than his new ad, which openly declares that the new Osama bin Laden-level threat to the country is none other than the current President of the United States. Actually, Helmer suggests, he might be even worse because rather than living in a cave, he lives right in the middle of Washington, D.C.
“After 9/11, the greatest threat to our democracy lived in a cave,” says Helmer. “Today, he lives in the White House. No one, not even the president, is above the law.”
Helmer, an Iraq War veteran and Rhodes Scholar, presents himself as a political outsider, someone who is “different” than the other candidates on the ballot. In the ad, he says he’s for a “Medicare for all” option and is committed to fighting the gun lobby “to protect children, not guns.”
Watch the ad below: