Joe Biden has released a new TV ad in Wisconsin featuring a former casualty notification officer who says Trump “doesn’t get it” in reference to the president’s reported comments that soldiers who die in war are suckers and losers.
The spot is the sixth new ad the Biden campaign has begun running in Wisconsin over the past several days. And it’s part of a $65 million TV buy nationally this week. The campaign said it is running on TV and digital platforms in markets with a high number of military households and veterans, but declined to provide specifics for Wisconsin.
In the ad, retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier General John Douglass recounts walking up to knock on the door of those families whose loved ones have died.
“These military families suffer, and those spouses are not suckers, and those children are not losers,” he says. “It’s obvious that this president has no real empathy. It just shows he doesn’t get it.”