I laughed a bit here because this is so good - and so true, too. Though now that I think about it, it’s making me a little nervous, too. If Donnie loses the election (which I’m increasingly unconvinced by, given the voting shenanigans the Republicans are up to), he’s going to be in office, demoralized, paranoid, hating America, just long enough to do some serious damage before Biden takes over. I mean, if you think he’s been bad so far (and he has), just imagine how bad he’ll be when he’s deliberately trying to set the country on fire.
Some of their ads seem extremely targeted to Trump, though. Their first one absolutely was - it only aired on Fox in DC so Trump would see it, get angry and get them attention by tweeting about it. (Which is exactly what happened.) About half of subsequent ads seem directly aimed at him as well - using idiosyncratic language Trump frequently uses that doesn’t resonate with anyone else - to get under his skin. If they were aimed at a broader audience, they’d be made slightly differently. And apparently even with subsequent ads, they’re spending a disproportionate amount of their money airing them in DC, particularly on Fox.
Yes, but in this case, it’s not that they’re expecting a quid pro quo necessarily (that sort of thing needs to be set up while providing the quid, after all), they’re doing this entirely for themselves. a) They’re trying to take back the Republican party, and b) if they can get Republican voters disgusted with Trump to come out and vote for Biden, they’ll also vote for Republicans down the ballot, rather than staying at home. That is, these ads advance their Republican agenda without the Democrats having to do anything.
He’s also gotten rid of people he perceived as insufficiently loyal. And he’s constantly going on about people laughing at the country, as the ultimate insult, even when it didn’t make any sense (i.e. because of something tragic). So that’s obviously a serious weak point for him - the thing he fears most is people laughing at him. Probably because he’s been such a ridiculous figure all his life, like an 8th grader trying so hard to be “cool” and being constantly rejected by the “cool kids” in society.
That was their first one? It only ran on Fox in DC, aimed squarely at an audience of Trump. Apparently their only sustained tv ad campaign continues to be there.