A super PAC supporting former President Donald Trump has unveiled a new advertisement linking the caught-on-camera assault of two New York Police Department officers last month by a group of migrants to President Joe Biden and his lenient policies on border security and illegal immigration.
In the campaign ad titled “Joe Biden’s Middle Finger,” the Make America Great Again, Inc. PAC highlighted Biden’s commitment to reversing Trump’s strict immigration policies and pinned responsibility for the border crisis on him.
“Joe Biden’s open border policies are a middle finger to every law-abiding American. He has the power to stop the invasion, and yet he is doing nothing,” spokesman Alex Pfeiffer told the New York Post.
The outlet added:
Four of the migrants filmed pummeling the officers were later released on no bail before skipping town. Another migrant accused in the assault greeted media covering his arraignment by flipping double birds upon his release.
MAGA Inc. also spotlighted Biden’s decision to scrap Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which required asylum seekers to stay south of the border while their claims played out in court.
POWERFUL new pro-Trump ad absolutely destroys Joe Biden and Democrats over open borders policies. Incorporates recent footage of illegals beating NYPD cops, with one flipping Americans the bird after DA Bragg released him.
If you still vote for Biden after this, you deserve what… pic.twitter.com/kPrwZj4ddq
— USA Features Media (@UsaFeatures) February 8, 2024
Meanwhile, Biden has shifted blame to his predecessor for thwarting efforts to address the border crisis by rejecting the $118 billion national security supplemental package unveiled on Sunday.
The White House has accused Trump of rallying Republican opposition to the measure in an effort to keep the border crisis at the forefront as a key issue leading up to the November 5 election.
“‘Will House Republicans say ‘yes’ to more law enforcement like Border Patrol, whose union supports this bipartisan deal, or will they instead say ‘yes’ to more fentanyl & to Donald Trump’s insistence that border security be delayed?’” White House deputy press secretary Andrew Bates wrote in a recent memo.
Earlier this week, Trump called out his likely 2024 opponent for an immediate debate, saying that it is “for the good of the country” as the former president seems to be a lock for the GOP nomination.
In an interview with Dan Bongino on his radio show, Trump expressed doubt about Biden’s continued candidacy but still urged him to engage in an immediate debate. He also reiterated a previous offer to conduct an interview after the Super Bowl, given that the White House had announced that the president would miss it for the second consecutive year.
“And I don’t think he’s going to run. I don’t know if it’s donors or otherwise. It might be his family. It might be something,” Trump said. “I don’t think he’s gonna run, but I’d like to call for, immediately, debates. I’d like to debate him now because we should debate. We should debate for the good of the country. So I will officially go on your show call.”
“Oh, wow! Look at that! We’re breaking news: Mr. President Donald J. Trump calls for debates against Joe Biden. I mean, that’s great. We’re breaking some news here!” Bongino said in response.
“I am officially doing that. I also put out, you probably noticed, that I’ll take his spot at the Super Bowl if they want. We’ll get very good ratings,” Trump added.