As the Senate continues their impeachment trial, President Donald Trump is making headlines on Thursday after revealing his first-of-its-kind campaign re-election advertisement that will run during the Super Bowl this Sunday.
According to USA Today, Trump is the first president to run a re-election ad during the high-profile sporting event, which typically sets television ratings records each year. Trump’s campaign team confirmed, saying that Trump “is the first ever presidential campaign to buy time during the Super Bowl.”
It’s also the first nationally-aired Super Bowl campaign ad. Former President Barack Obama and other politicians have purchased regional ads in the past, but never anything national.
Watch the Trump campaign’s first Super Bowl ad spot below:
"STRONGER, SAFER, MORE PROSPEROUS": President Trump’s re-election campaign today released an ad that will air in Super Bowl LIV this Sunday, promoting the President’s record of accomplishment on behalf of the American people. pic.twitter.com/OiK5afbSgw
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 30, 2020
The ad spot shows various clips of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, among others, touting the strength of the American economy, including touching on wage and job growth. It also highlights the record-setting low numbers in unemployment for African-Americans and Hispanics.
At the very end of the patriotic-themed video, Trump says “And ladies and gentlemen, the best is yet to come.”
Social media users reacted positively to the ad and praised Trump for the bold move.
Apparently not to be outdone, billionaire Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg has also purchased a large chunk of Super Bowl national air time. His campaign will run a 60-second spot that dials in on the candidate’s take on gun control and, interestingly, doesn’t mention Trump at all.
Super Bowl LIV, between the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs will be played on Sunday, February 2.