‘Like putting the monkeys in charge of the zoo’: GOP group’s anti-Trump ad slams him for empowering hate


The Lincoln Project has come out and said it: “Trump is radicalizing our young men to become killers.” And their latest ad tells America just why that is.

The Republican anti-Trump group’s minute-long ad, ‘Radicalize’, begins with a basic premise: Donald Trump is making America more dangerous.

Most of the nation will probably stand by that claim. But if you’re still wondering how the ad backs it with solid examples, for one, it pops off with the millionaire lawyer duo from St. Louis. Trump honored them with an appearance at the Republican National Convention for their only achievement — threatening black protestors with guns. 

Less than 24 hours later, the attack advert notes, 17-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse follows their example and kills two unarmed demonstrators. This is the same impressionable teenager that sat in the front of a Trump rally and “heard his message of hate and division.”

But instead of receiving condemnation, Trump’s supporters are hailing him as a hero. Trump himself defended the shooter.


Is the president inciting violence against his own citizens?

All about that base

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The blistering ad put name tags on Trump’s voter base and Twitter is having a field day.

Some noted the irony — could every racist be a Trump supporter?

The radical right

Person holding a Trump flag riding through Portland

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Some Twitter users couldn’t believe that this message of hate was coming from the White House.

Some of them even began sharing instances of why The Lincoln Project’s names for MAGA supporters are all true. One of them even shared a video of Trumpians allegedly attacking Black Lives Matters protestors in Oregon.

Another user of the social media platform — a grandparent from Alabama — said Trump’s supporters were so extreme that they bullied her grandchildren. They were scared to put up a Biden-supporting yard sign!

Another Twitter user made a somber observation: This is starting to look a lot like Jihad.

The gun debate

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Aside from the ad’s central focus being the radical right, guns took center stage too. Several Twitter users noticed.

One of them called for gun control.

While another user pointed to former Texas rep Beto O’ Rourke and how he’d already voiced the ad’s exact sentiment.


A photograph of protestors. One carries and anti-hate sign.

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The ad urges Americans to stand up for their nation:

This is sick. This is wrong. This is dangerous. And as long as Donald Trump is president, he’ll keep encouraging the kooks, the crazies, the extremists, the angry fringe.

It doesn’t have to be this way. Reject the hate, reject the violence.

America or Donald Trump. Stand up for America.

Needless to say, the message has been received.

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