After months of refusing to put out any ads for his campaign, Republican presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump released on Monday his first television ad of the primary season. And, in true Donald Trump fashion, it addresses some of his most controversial ideas and campaign promises.
The advertisement’s narrator says in the 30-second commercial that, “He’s calling for a temporary shutdown of Muslims entering the United States, until we can figure out what's going on. He’ll quickly cut the head off ISIS and take their oil. And he’ll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for.”
The ad concludes with a clip of Trump at an event excitedly exclaiming that, “We will make America great again!”
The advertisement was posted on Trump’s website Monday morning and, according to a campaign statement, will air in both New Hampshire and Iowa beginning on Tuesday. Trump’s campaign has reported that he plans to spend at least $2 million per week on the ad campaign.
Also in the statement, Trump reiterated that, “I am leading in every poll by wide, double digit margins. We have tremendous crowds, incredible support from all over the country and I am $35 million dollars under budget.”
He further added that, “We have spent the least amount of money and have the best results and this is the kind of thinking the country needs. I am very proud of this ad, I don’t know if I need it, but I don’t want to take any chances because if I win we are going to Make America Great Again.”
The ad campaigns should bolster Trump’s visibility in the campaign - if that is even possible. Trump has spent the past several weeks traveling the country, speaking at rallies and drawing thousands of spectators. He also frequents the major news networks, giving interviews and reiterating his controversial proposals for the country.