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Michael Cohen stars in an anti-Trump campaign ad set for release during this week’s Republican National Convention (RNC). He calls his former boss a liar, stating how he met his demise from being betrayed by Trump when he used to be his right-hand man, fixer, and confidant, helping to create an illusion of the current President.
The ad runs for 99 seconds, created by the American Bridge 21st century, and was posted on social media just a couple of hours before the kick-off of the RNC’s first night.
Matt Woking, Trump’s campaign spokesman, has earlier stated that whoever believes Cohen will be shown the Delaware basement, pertaining to the charges that sent Cohen in prison in 2018.
The fifty-three-year-old Cohen has written a book that details his more than ten years of service to Donald Trump, working as the man who actively participated in bringing him to the White House. He states that he knew the President more than his family did because he “saw the real man,” calling him a bully, a conman, a liar, a predator, and a racist. The book was written while Cohen served a three-year sentence on federal charges that accused him of tax evasion, lying to Congress, making false statements, and facilitating illegal payments.
The FBI raided his residence and New York City office in 2018 after federal prosecutors obtained a search warrant following a referral from Robert Mueller of the special counsel. Mueller has been investigating Russian interference in the 2016 elections, including possible collusion by Trump campaign officials with that of officers from the Kremlin. Cohen was then released earlier this year after fears of the spread of COVID-19 virus in federal prisons had erupted.
He is set to appear in multiple ad campaigns under the progressive super PAC, which aims to swing key states into voting for the Democratic nominee Joe Biden. These ads will be aired digitally starting Monday night and shown on television on Wednesday, which marks the final two nights of the GOP convention.
American Bridge is not the only group with an anti-Trump statement that aims to undercut the GOP messaging during convention week. Other groups like the Lincoln Project has produced similar stinging attack ads, and they are even set to launch a $4 million ad blitz this week. These groups are targeting to persuade voters in crucial swing states.