Peter Hasson on October 29, 2018
Left-wing billionaire Tom Steyer is running a Facebook ad comparing President Donald Trump to former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
The ad features a three-minute long video that accuses the president of following a “dictator’s playbook” modeled by tyrants like Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, in addition to Hussein.
The ad describes Trump as a “malignant narcissist” and claims he is perpetuating “systemic misogyny.” The video claims Trump’s support for a border wall and attacks on the media make him comparable to dictators like Hussein and Chavez.
Steyer first published the Facebook video on Friday and on Monday began running ads promoting it, Facebook’s ad archive shows.
A spokesperson for Steyer did not return a request for comment on the video.
“This disgusting ad has no place running on Facebook and the absurd comparison should be condemned by all Americans,” Republican National Committee (RNC) spokesman Steve Guest said in a statement. Guest is a former Daily Caller reporter.
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As part of that effort, Steyer is flooding Facebook with political ads.
Between May 1 and Oct.27, Steyer spent $2.1 million promoting 5,600 different ads, Facebook’s ad archive shows.
The left-wing billionaire is considered a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
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