The progressive MeidasTouch Super PAC featured former President Donald Trump‘s father, Fred Trump, and their family business, accusing the younger Trump of squandering the Trump Organization fortune.
The vehemently anti-Trump MeidasTouch political group released its latest blistering attack against the former president, his family members and the Trump Organization on Sunday, Father’s Day. As part of its ongoing effort to ensure Trump “never gets near the White House again,” the “Fred’s Failure” advertisement describes Donald as “fraudulent” and claims he conned and lied his way through several failed business ventures, including Trump University and Trump Steaks. The ad shows Fred quoting Shakespeare and appearing to foresee his son’s future business failings.
“On this Father’s Day, let’s remember that #FredsFailure became America’s failure. And we all paid the price. Retweet this far and wide. Text it to all your friends. Let’s make sure he never gets near the White House again,” reads a MeidasTouch tweet about the video.
On this Father’s Day, let’s remember that #FredsFailure became America’s failure. And we all paid the price. Retweet this far and wide. Text it to all your friends. Let’s make sure he never gets near the White House again.pic.twitter.com/4LENWXbwl7
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) June 20, 2021
“Donald inherited his father’s millions. And lost it. He inherited a booming economy. And destroyed it. Fred’s failure has become America’s failure,” said the ad released Sunday.
The former president also had politics on his mind this Father’s Day weekend, issuing a statement Sunday that blasted some of his favorite critics: “Happy Father’s Day to all, including the Radical Left, RINOs, and other Losers of the world. Hopefully, eventually, everyone will come together,” read Trump’s Save American PAC statement.
MeidasTouch’s “#FredsFailure” hashtag and social media campaign seeks to draw in funds for ActBlue and other liberal-leaning, grassroots initiatives.
Parts of the video show Fred, who founded the Trump Organization back in the 1920s in New York City. Donald would later take over the business and pass executive duties down to his own sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump.
“What is the secret of your success?” the late Fred Trump, who died in 1999, can be heard saying during a 1980s speech about business. “Nine out of ten people don’t like what they do. They go from job to job, ultimately becoming nothing.”
The ad goes on to list several of the former president’s failed business ventures over the decades. Trump Steaks, three Trump casinos in Atlantic City and Trump University were all called out as “fraudulent.” The roast of Trump and his family continued, citing the New York Attorney General forcing Trump to pay $2 million in 2019 for having misused his own charity’s funds.
Newsweek reached out to representatives for Trump as well as MeidasTouch on Sunday afternoon.
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