The anti-Trump Republican group known as Free the Delegates is preparing to run anti-Trump television ads in several battleground states such as Virginia and Ohio.
The group's first ad calls on Trump to keep his word and drop out of the race.
"No. 1, I'm not a masochist, and if I was dropping in the polls where I saw I wasn't going to win, why would I continue?" Trump said in an October NBC interview featured in the ad. A graphic displaying political handicappers' predictions of a landslide Trump loss accompanies his remarks. The ad ends with a plea: "Resign the nomination. Let the RNC replace you so we can beat Hillary."
You may recall that Free the Delegates did not have an opportunity to dump Trump at the GOP convention. It remains an open question whether or not the group ever had enough votes to actually depose Trump as the party's nominee, but we'll never know because they weren't allowed to vote on it.
There is no possible replacement the RNC could select to "beat Hillary," and Trump is not going to drop out before his grift is done, but I appreciate the ad nonetheless.