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VoteVets Releases Blistering New Ad, Telling Trump To Start Acting Like a Legitimate President (Video)

WASHINGTON, DC –(ENEWSPF)—February 6, 2017.  The largest progressive group of veterans in America, with over 500,000 supporters,, is today releasing a blistering new television ad that takes on Donald Trump’s initial moves as President. The spot debuted on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” a show Trump reportedly watches daily, to get in front of his face.  The group immediately announced plans to expand the buy to other shows and networks.

The ad can be viewed here:

The ad was posted on Twitter, addressing Trump, here:

The television spot features an Afghanistan War Veteran who lost his leg in combat, doing weighted squats on his one leg, on a Smith machine in his garage.  As he works out, he speaks in a voice-over:

“President Trump.  I hear you watch the morning shows.  Here’s what I do every morning…  Look, you lost the popular vote… You’re having trouble drawing a crowd…  And your approval rating keeps sinking…  But kicking thousands of my fellow veterans off their health insurance by killing the Affordable Care Act, and banning Muslims won’t help…  And that’s not the America I sacrificed for….  You want to be a legitimate President, sir?  Then act like one.”

VoteVets Vice Chair and Navy Veteran Peter Kauffmann explained the placement of the ad by saying, “Since the White House comment line is down, and Donald Trump hasn’t set up that veterans hotline he promised, we’re going to go where we know Donald Trump is listening – Morning Joe, and the other shows that he obsesses over.  He’s going to hear the message of this ad again and again.  We’re officially putting Mr. Trump on notice.”

Indeed, it seems the ad worked.  Just 3 minutes after it aired, Trump cryptically tweeted, “Any negative polls are fake news, just like the CNN, ABC, NBC polls in the election. Sorry, people want border security and extreme vetting.”

Founded in 2006, and backed by over 500,000 supporters, the mission of is to use public issue campaigns and direct outreach to lawmakers to ensure that troops abroad have what they need to complete their missions, and receive the care they deserve when they get home. also recognizes veterans as a vital part of the fabric of our country and will work to protect veterans’ interests in their day-to-day lives. is committed to the destruction of terror networks around the world – with force when necessary – to protect America. While non-partisan, the group is the largest progressive organization of veterans in America.