Republican Group Reminds Fox New Viewers About Trump And Putin In Damning Ad

Viewers of the right-wing network will see how Trump praised Putin's Ukraine plans only last week.

A Republican group is taking to the airwaves of Fox News to remind the right-wing network’s viewers that just last week, Donald Trump loved Russian President Vladimir Putin’s plan to attack Ukraine.

A new ad from the Republican Accountability Project replays Trump’s praise of Putin as “genius” and “savvy,” then juxtaposes the former president’s words against footage of the devastation in Ukraine:

“Vladimir Putin is an enemy of the United States and an enemy of democracy,” Sarah Longwell, the group’s executive director, said in a news release. “It’s unconscionable that a former U.S. president would call a tyrant like Putin ‘smart’ as he attacks innocent people.”

The spot will run during Tucker Carlson’s show next week. Carlson, like Trump, has also repeatedly defended and praised Putin, and ― also like Trump ― is now attempting to backpedal.

The Republican Accountability Project said another right-wing network, Newsmax, refused to air the ad.

The never-Trump conservative organization has also been working against GOP lawmakers who enabled Trump and the Jan. 6 insurrection with a series of ads on Fox News, billboard campaigns and an online Hall of Shame.

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