Former Vice President Joe Biden is going up on air on Tuesday in Nevada with his first Spanish-language ad focused on President Donald Trump’s policies on immigration, racial unrest and the coronavirus pandemic.
The 60-second ad, titled “Decepciones” or “Disappointments,” begins with video footage of concerned looking people and children behind bars as a result of Trump’s family separation policy, set against audio clips of Trump promising to build a wall and describing immigration as an “invasion.”
“They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists,” Trump says, a quote from his speech launching his presidential campaign on June 16, 2015.
The ad then shows footage of Trump walking to St. John’s Church amid protests over the police killing of George Floyd in Washington, D.C. this summer. Law enforcement officers used tear gas and other riot control measures to clear a path for Trump from the White House to the church.
“When somebody is the president, the authority is total,” Trump says, as the footage plays, showing police in riot gear.
The clip comes from an April 13 press conference in which Trump discussed his presidential power compared to the power of individual state governors in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Then, the ad then shows a graph of COVID-19 cases on the rise in the U.S.
“We have it totally under control,” Trump says. “This is going to go away without a vaccine.”
The first portion of that quote comes from a CNBC interview with Trump on Jan. 22, where the president was asked about whether there were “any worries about the pandemic at this point. The second part comes from Trump’s May 8 comments at the White House, where he voiced his bullishness about a vaccine.
The song “Decepciones” by Alejandro Fernández plays throughout the duration of the ad.
The spot will air on television and radio in both Las Vegas and Reno. The Biden campaign said that the spot is part of the campaign’s $280 million paid media reservation announced in early August.
Watch the ad below: