First outside group takes on Trump

- Fredreka Schouten

The political arm of the Club for Growth on Tuesday announced a $1 million advertisin­g campaign against Republican presidenti­al candidate Donald Trump — the first major attempt by an outside group to confront the brash billionair­e.

The Club for Growth Action’s campaign, which will start Thursday in Iowa, is the latest salvo in the increasing­ly bitter feud between the conservati­ve group and Trump.

In two, 30-second ads, the club highlights Trump’s past support for liberal policies, such as a single-payer health insurance.

“Trump wants us to think he’s Mr. Tell It Like It Is,” the narrator says. “But he has a record, and it’s very liberal. He really is just playing us for chumps.”

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