Advertisers are reeling after a controversial Trump ad appeared on air last week featuring actor Jack Black.
The commercial features the actor and his wife, Marilou Danley, in an open room with a young boy playing a game on a computer.
The child is a “Star Wars” fan, and the ad says, “Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse, it does.”
The ad has been viewed by millions of viewers.
But the Trump campaign says the ad is a thinly veiled attack on its business, and has accused the Democratic National Committee of being behind the ad.
The ad also shows a young woman holding a sign that says, “@StarWars is a racist, sexist and homophobic book.
And it’s all for the money.”
The DNC has not commented on the ad’s appearance on the air.
“The DNC and the @GOP are exploiting our children and trying to use them for political gain,” Trump tweeted Friday morning.
“StarWars, #Trump, #Covfefe, #HillaryClinton, and #BlackLivesMatter are the last things this country needs.”
Trump also tweeted Saturday that his former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was fired over the ad, and that his campaign manager Kellyanne Conway was also fired.
“My campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, was fired for his failure to fight the racist hate ads that were running in our cities,” he said in a tweet.
“His firing sends a message to the Democrats and the Republicans: They will not stand up to the hate.”
Democrats have been critical of the ad and have been urging advertisers to pull their ads from the airwaves.
“It’s appalling, it’s appalling,” House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said.
Trump and his campaign say the ad has nothing to do with them and are attacking them for being Democrats. “
This ad is not a message of hope or a message for people of color, but it’s about a white boy playing with a video game, and it’s just a sad reminder of how far we’ve come in the past four years.”
Trump and his campaign say the ad has nothing to do with them and are attacking them for being Democrats.
“What the Trump Campaign is doing is not even a political ad, it is an attack on the very values that we stand for,” Trump campaign communications director Michael Short told reporters on Friday.
“They’re attacking people of all colors for their views on the world.
And they’re attacking the values of the United States of America.”