Joe Biden has hired the creator of a sick and twisted political ad in which a Trump supporter is depicted mowing down minority children in a truck.
Politico reported that Biden’s pre-campaign structure had brought on Cristobal Alex, formerly of the Latino Victory Fund. Alex tweeted about leaving the Hispanic political association on Tuesday, aligning with reports that he was joining Biden’s political campaign.
Tom Perez, the Chair of the Democratic National Committee, also paid homage to Alex, who apparently remains an uncontroversial figure in liberal circles despite his history of fringe propaganda.
The political operative is most known for an ad the Latino Victory Find created and circulated during the Virginia gubernatorial election in 2017. The minute long-ad, which displayed a truck with ‘MAGA’ and Ed Gillespie bumper stickers chasing and running over Hispanic and Muslim children, was pulled from airwaves in response to a backlash over its sensational and defamatory content.
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Cristobal Alex, the President of LVF at the time, refused to apologize for the shameless fearmongering of the ad.
The Chairman of the Virginia GOP, Jack Wilson, has slammed Biden for hiring the political operative with suspect advertising practices.
Biden’s onboarding of Alex could be a sign that the old man of the Democratic Party could be seeking to appeal to a newer generation of liberals who intensely value identity politics. The former Vice President is all-but-set to announce his campaign for the Presidency despite being 76, having received a blessing from his family to go ahead with the rigorous campaign. His age would mean he’d be the oldest President to take office should he win the election.
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