One of Marco Rubio’s Super PACS has released a new commercial that blasts Donald Trump for his refusal to disavow ex-Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke during an interview on a Sunday morning talk-show.
The ad from the Conservative Solutions PAC opens with CNN’s Jake Tapper describing how he asked Trump three times whether he would reject the support of Duke and the KKK. The ad then cuts to Trump, saying, “Well, I have to look at the group.”
“Trump refuses to denounce the KKK,” the narrator says. “Think about that? For president?”
PAC officials say the ad, called “Better Way,” will air in states voting in March, as well as and on digital platforms.
After receiving a firestorm of criticism regarding his remarks, Trump went on NBC’s Today Show on Monday to say that he didn’t understand Tapper’s questions because CNN gave him a “very bad earpiece” for the remote interview.
“I’m sitting in a house in Florida, with a very bad earpiece that they gave me, and you could hardly hear what he was saying,” Trump told NBC News’ Savannah Guthrie. “What I heard was ‘various groups.’ And I don’t mind disavowing anybody and I disavowed David Duke.”
Watch the ad below: