During an interview on Meet the Press, White House Legislative Affairs Director Marc Short tried to distance the White House from an advertisement being run by the Trump campaign alleging that Democrats are “complicit” in murders committed by undocumented immigrants.
NBC host Chuck Todd asked Short how running an ad blaming Democrats for murders is “helping a negotiation today” to reopen the government. Since the ad was created by the Trump campaign, it ends with President Trump saying that he “supports this message” as is required by law.
“You’re calling Democrats accomplices to potential murders,” Todd said.
“You know that ad was produced by an outside group,” Short replied.
“Donald J. Trump for President is an outside group?” Todd interrupted.
“It’s not done — it’s done from a political organization,” short insisted. “It’s not done by people working inside the White House.”
Meet The Press posted a video of the exchange on Twitter:
"You know that ad was created by an outside group… it's not done from people working inside the White House," @Marcshort45 says on an ad attacking Democrats which was paid for by Donald J. Trump for President. #MTP pic.twitter.com/tZgLc3NuTG
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) January 21, 2018