Joe Biden’s Latest Ad Puts Donald Trump’s Conviction to the Forefront.

As it should.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readJun 17, 2024
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Like many others, I’ve been watching and interested to see how the Biden administration and his reelection campaign organization in particular would handle the circumstances surrounding Donald Trump’s 34 felony convictions. It’s certainly unprecedented territory, and they have an obligation to acknowledge it responsibly. As to be expected, the Biden campaign wasted very little time in developing an ad that made sure to push the convictions to the forefront.

Arlette Saenz and Sam Fossum with CNN write:

“The Biden campaign is rolling out a new ad in battleground states framing the election as a choice between a “convicted criminal” and a president “fighting for your family” in its latest effort to seize on Donald Trump’s conviction in his criminal hush money trial in its appeal to voters.

It marks the first time President Joe Biden’s campaign has used Trump’s legal woes in its television advertising campaigns, setting up a major contrast push as the two prepare to face off in their first debate, which will be hosted by CNN on June 27. The campaign spot, titled “Character Matters,” is part of a $50 million ad buy in June and will run on television and internet-connected TV in battleground states and on national cable, the…

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Lauren Elizabeth

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