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10/09/2020 12:55 PM AEST

WWII Prisoner Of War Puts Donald Trump, His GOP Enablers On Notice In Stinging Ad

Daniel Crowley, 98, slams the president's disrespect for the military in the new spot from the progressive PAC VoteVets.

President Donald Trump and his Republican enablers are taken to task by a 98-year-old World War II prisoner of war in a new online ad.

Pvt. Daniel Crowley, who performed 42 months of “unbelievably brutal manual labor” after being captured in 1942 in the Philippines, condemned Trump’s reported description of U.S. troops killed in World War I as “suckers” and “losers” in the spot released by the progressive PAC VoteVets on Tuesday.

“None of the fellas who I served with, who are no longer with us, are suckers,” said Crowley, who served in the U.S. Army Air Corps. “They are not losers. Donald Trump disrespects everyone who served in the military. What’s worse, he lies about it.”

Trump denied insulting fallen U.S. soldiers during a 2018 trip to Europe, which The Atlantic first reported last week. Other media outlets later confirmed Trump’s disparagement.

Crowley concluded the 67-second clip with a message for voters:

“We need to vote Donald Trump out of office. And we need to vote out any politicians if they continue to support Donald Trump.”

Check out the ad here:

The anti-Trump video from VoteVets, which according to its website works to increase the number of veterans elected to Congress, had by early Wednesday garnered more than 400,000 views on Twitter.

Other clips released by the PAC in recent weeks have accused Trump of becoming “America’s number-one traitor.

And of being Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “puppet.”

Many of the PAC’s videos ― and those produced by other anti-Trump groups such as the conservative Lincoln Project and Republicans for the Rule Of Law ― have gone viral on social media. It’s unclear whether the ads have any effect on voters in swing states.

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