Donald Trump, hardly a paragon of good taste, says a new Republican super PAC ad hitting Barack Obama is "one of the worst commercials" he's ever seen.
Trump appeared on MSNBCs "Morning Joe" and said the ad by the Karl Rove headed group Crossroads GPS does exactly the opposite of what they want to do.
The commercial attempts to make Obama's celebrity a liability, but Trump says that's not what it's actually doing. Here's the ad:
Trump faced off with commentator Dony Deutscho on the issue. Via Politico:
“It takes Obama’s perceived strength and turns it into a negative,” said Deutsch. “It shows that his celebrity makes him out of touch and it sets Romney out to be the fix-it, competent vanilla … vanilla is the new black, and it is compelling,” said Deutsch. “What celebrity means is, he’s not connecting to you.”
Trump disagreed so strongly, he felt compelled to phone in.
“I heard him [Deutsch] talking favorably about the ad that was put out essentially by the Republicans, and I thought it was a terrible ad. It made Obama bigger than life. It made him to be the super celebrity, which I don’t happen to think he is,” he said.
“You’re projecting yourself — because to you, [celebrity] is the dream, that’s the most amazing thing in the world,” Deutsch replied. “But to the average guy who is out of work or pissed off, they start to go, ‘Wait a second. What’s he doing? Yeah, he’s cool and everything, but I don’t want cool now. I want meat and potatoes.’”