DNC Billboard Calls Trump ‘Convicted Crook’ in Nevada

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Former President Donald Trump will be in Nevada on Sunday, as will a billboard attacking him for his status as a convicted felon, paid for by the Democratic National Committee.

The attack ad comes after a Manhattan jury found Trump guilty on all 34 felony counts of falsifying business records last week. While the former president has committed to appealing the verdict within the 30-day limit, the DNC is knocking him for the conviction.

“Trump was a disaster for Nevada’s economy,” the billboard reads. “Now he’s back. A convicted white-collar crook. Coddling billionaires, leaving workers behind.”

DNC spokeswoman Stephanie Justice cited the Nevada Republican Party’s own bylaw, Article 16, which forbids the party from supporting a felon. The most recent set of rules was enacted in 2022, before Trump’s trials made it to any docket.

“After attacking Nevada voters’ rights – from spreading dangerous election lies to undermining Nevadans’ votes in frivolous suits – the Nevada GOP continues to prove that nothing will stop them from supporting Donald Trump, not even their own rules that forbid them from supporting a convicted felon,” Justice said in a statement. “Now, the NV GOP is making the embarrassing admission that they knew all along Trump would be convicted and ripped out the ‘convicted felon’ clause of their platform to make an exception for him, showing Nevada voters that there’s no end to their corruption.”

The billboard makes no mention of President Joe Biden. However, Justice expressed her hope that the Nevada GOP will switch its support.

“If Nevada Republicans knew any better, they’d distance themselves from Trump now – instead, they’ll continue to do his bidding and drown in their own chaos,” Justice said.

Earlier this year, the DNC sponsored a video billboard in Eagle Pass, Texas, attacking Trump as he visited the southern border at the same time as Biden. It also released an AI-generated song to mock Republican National Committee co-chairwoman Lara Trump, who had written and released her own track.

The Nevada GOP can sidestep the bylaw prohibiting the party from supporting someone who has been convicted of a felony by giving Trump an explicit waiver.

Jenny Goldsberry
Jenny Goldsberry
Jenny Goldsberry covers social media and trending news. She’s a 2020 Brigham Young University graduate with a major in communications and minor in Japanese. She was born in Utah and has previous newsroom experience at the Salt Lake Tribune and Utah’s NPR station.

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