Priorities USA announced two new TV ads that will run in Wisconsin as part of a push to paint President Trump’s time in office as chaotic while knocking him on protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
Cassidy Geoghegan, Wisconsin outreach director for Priorities USA, said the first ad is running in Milwaukee and Green Bay, while the second spot will begin in those markets March 10. The buy is a combined $3.2 million, and the group plans to go up in Wausau and La Crosse in mid-April.
The first spot to run opens with Trump saying, “I have the right to do whatever I want as president.”
The ad then pivots to media reports on the federal government shutting down, Trump “threatening the future of healthcare,” his budget proposing an $845 billion cut to Medicare and news on foreign affairs. It then replays the video of Trump saying he has the “right to do whatever I want as president.”
The second spot features Amy Raslevich, of Pittsburgh. She recounts being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017 and says Trump wants to eliminate protections for those with pre-existing conditions.
The president’s administration supports a lawsuit that would overturn the Affordable Care Act, which includes those protections.
Raslevich said ending those protections would make it impossible for her to find health care because she has a pre-existing condition due to her cancer.
“I will always be a breast cancer survivor,” she says. “If Donald Trump had his way, I would no longer have health insurance coverage.”
The spot concludes with a line on the screen, “Donald Trump isn’t working for us.”