The Republican National Committee released an ad on Tuesday using footage of a CNN contributor mocking Trump voters as “credulous rubes.”
In the CNN segment, contributor Rick Wilson says the Trump administration is “defined by ignorance of the world” and referred the “credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump.” Anchor Don Lemon bends over laughing in response to Wilson’s jibes.
The RNC cross-cut footage of the segment with clips of Democratic presidential candidates criticizing Trump’s voter base.
“You could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call ‘the basket of deplorables,’” former candidate Hillary Clinton says in one clip. Another plays footage of South Bend, Ind., mayor Pete Buttigieg saying, “Anyone who supported this president is, at best, looking the other way on racism.”
The ad ends with the message, “They think you’re a joke. Prove them wrong in November.”