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We're posting early ads from Donald Trump and presumptive nominee Joe Biden for the 2020 election.Many of these ads aren't on TV. They're placed online in swing states.
You'll also still see some of the Donald Trump vs. Hillary Clinton 2016 election ads, so you can compare.
Do heads win over hearts? Facts over fiction? Watch and decide what you think.
Go on to the next pages to watch some of the most notorious political ads of all time.
2020, Donald Trump: "Joe Biden has destroyed millions ..."
During an interview with nationally-syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” Joe Biden
During an interview with nationally-syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” Joe Biden remarked that if African Americans “have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” A controversy erupted and within 24 hours Trump put out this ad with the hashtag #YouAintBlack. Internet memes had (and continue to have) a field day.
2020, Joe Biden: "Timeline"
You didn’t see this ad on TV. “Timeline” originally ran online May
You didn’t see this ad on TV. “Timeline” originally ran online May 11th and was rereleased on May 26th. The story remains the same, reflecting unemployment and death toll statistics due to the coronavirus. Exclusively digital, the ad targets voters in swing-states: Florida, Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. The ad blames the severity on Trump’s inaction in January and February when he assured the country that nothing was wrong.
2020, Donald Trump: "Dangerous"
Trump says Biden is dangerously soft on China in the midst of
Trump says Biden is dangerously soft on China in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. This ad follows a larger National Republican Senatorial Committee strategy who wrote a 57 page memo in late April to brand all Democratic opponents as soft on China. It may also be a response to “Unprepared,” which claims that Trump “rolled over” for the Chinese.
2020, Joe Biden. "Unprepared"
“Unprepared” is a first attack ad by Biden about the coronavirus. It
“Unprepared” is a first attack ad by Biden about the coronavirus. It shows that Biden warned in January that the Trump Administration left the country unprepared for a pandemic. It shows a timeline juxtaposing Trump’s words captured in video against his lies. The ad assigns blame for the pandemic’s worsening scale, claiming that President Trump was unprepared and failed to act.
Donald Trump, 2020: "Stronger, Safer, More Prosperous"
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Released earlier that morning as a text message to followers, “Strong, Safer, and More Prosperous” aired during the 2020 Superbowl at a cost of about $10 million. It highlights change, the strong economy and how “the best is yet to come” for diverse Americans under President Trump. Mike Bloomberg had run his own ad about gun violence shortly before.
2020, Joe Biden: "Buck Stops Here"
“Buck Stops Here” draws parallels between Joe Biden and past ‘great’ presidents
“Buck Stops Here” draws parallels between Joe Biden and past ‘great’ presidents while contrasting Trump’s failure to take responsibility for the rising coronavirus death toll. It blames Trump for the pandemic and argues that his excuses for a poor performance cost many lives.
2016, CLINTON: "Tomorrow"
A direct two-minute message to voters: the choice in the election, Clinton
A direct two-minute message to voters: the choice in the election, Clinton says, is between an America that is “dark and divisive, or hopeful and inclusive.”
2016, CLINTON: "Roar"
Katy Perry’s “Roar” scores Hillary’s closing campaign ad, featuring everyday Americans with
Katy Perry’s “Roar” scores Hillary’s closing campaign ad, featuring everyday Americans with descriptions of what they’re voting for, including equality, respect and higher wages.
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