DES MOINES, Iowa, March 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's claims that he would bring competent people into government – "the best negotiators" – is dispelled by the exposure of a series of shady business connections in his business ventures in a new ad going into rotation in Florida and on national cable as part of a $1.75 million ad buy purchased by American Future Fund (AFF).
The ad, entitled "Best Negotiators," will begin running immediately in key markets in Florida – site of a March 15 primary – cycling with the series of ads released last week by AFF highlighting the candidate's allegedly fraudulent Trump University venture.
The new ads inform viewers of drug trafficking and prior Mafia ties among Trump business associates:
- Felix Sater, a convicted stock scammer with "documented Mafia ties" promoted to a senior advisor position
- Joe Weichselbaum, a long-time helicopter pilot for Trump and a three-time felon for whom Trump wrote a letter requesting leniency; and
- Raoul Goldberg, a convicted cocaine dealer who participated in the Trump Tower Philadelphia deal and claimed to have talked to Trump "every day."
In addition to these individuals, Trump has been alleged to have a series of Mafia connections including "Fat Tony" Salerno and associates of the Lucchese, Gambino and Castellano crime families.
Stuart Roy, an AFF advisor, stated, "Americans know they can't entrust our country to a failed executive who contracted with convicted criminals. He claims that as businessman, he will bring in the 'greatest minds,' the 'most talented' people,' and 'the best negotiators.' But the more Americans learn about Donald Trump, the more they realize that he will really bring in people who are just like him: morally bankrupt frauds."
The American Future Fund, which operates as a 501(c)(4) organization, is a national issues advocacy group providing Americans a voice to support conservative and free market ideals.
Contact: Stuart Roy, (202) 731-7091
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SOURCE American Future Fund