Officials with the Club for Growth — a prominent anti-tax group that frequently targets Republicans it deems not conservative enough — said Friday that the organization began reaching out to its network of donors in recent weeks to help fund an anti-Trump ad blitz. The organization’s super PAC arm, Club for Growth Action, would run the ads, the group said.
The organization has long made clear that it is no fan of Trump and has feuded with the GOP candidate as he has risen in the polls.
“What we’ve said to our members is that ‘Trump is a liability to the future of the nation,’ and we’ve asked them for support for Club for Growth Action to get that message out,” Club for Growth President David McIntosh said in a statement to The Washington Post. “We’re also doing research, like we do on candidates, into his economic policy positions. At this point, we haven’t taken anything off the table – be it TV ads or any other means – to expose Trump as not being an economic conservative, and as actually being the worst kind of politician.”