A new ad campaign puts Republican supporters in confusion to talk about President Trump’s reelection, but that’s not an endorsement yet, but it also raises concern over the president’s position as the election fast approaches.
Here, they are all explaining why they can’t vote for Trump, and why many plans to vote for former Vice President Joe Biden even when they disagree on policy, in the new campaign called Republican Voters Against Trump.
“I’d vote for a tuna fish sandwich before I’d vote for Donald Trump again,” said Jack Spielman, who voted for Trump in 2016 but now calls him “toxic.”
Meet Jack from Michigan. His is one of nearly 100 stories we’ve collected from Republican Voters Against Trump. Hear the rest at https://t.co/yJXGAISXlW
“I’d vote for a tuna fish sandwich before I’d vote for Donald Trump again.” -Jack pic.twitter.com/gVtmlOzWJe
— Sarah Longwell (@SarahLongwell25) May 28, 2020
A project of Defending Democracy Together group, which is a collection of anti-Trump conservatives, says it has nearly 100 video testimonials of Republican supporters who have denounced support for the U.S. president so far with more coming.
Not the end yet, these people have concluded plans to spend $10 million promoting them across social media as well as on television, with some appearing on Fox News next week.
Jeff from Michigan has been a leader in the Republican Party. Hear him explain in his own words why his allegiance to Republican principles makes @jefftimmer a Republican voter against Trump. pic.twitter.com/6nPZBD7ojT
— Republican Voters Against Trump (@RVAT2020) May 28, 2020
Republican Voters Against Trump spokesperson Sarah Longwell said in a statement that disaffected GOP voters could be the most effective voices of persuasion for Biden.
“There are millions of voters who used to be reliable Republicans but are disgusted by the Trump administration,” she said. “Some are upset about the skyrocketing debt. Others about how he has debased the office. Some wish he would pursue a more humane immigration policy.”
According to her, one thing that unites them all is “wanting the country to move on from this deeply un-American presidency.”