Republican group says ‘China made Trump roll over like a dog’ in new ad

On The Lincoln Project’s website its stated mission is to “defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.”

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping stand side by side at the G20 leaders summit in Japan last year (photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
US PRESIDENT Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping stand side by side at the G20 leaders summit in Japan last year
(photo credit: KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS)
The Lincoln Project, a Republican organization, released a video criticizing US President Donald Trump entitled “Making China Great Again.” The roughly minute-long video clip – simply called "Chyna" on YouTube – features images of Trump with Chinese President Xi Jinping. It says that Trump begged Xi to help him win re-election - "like a dog."
“Donald Trump is playing pretend again, saying he’s the one to take on China. They can’t wait. They know who Donald Trump is. Weak, corrupt, ridiculed. China beats him every time,” the video’s voice-over begins. “Trade negotiations? China won. Trump’s tariffs? They laughed as Trump hit American families with higher taxes. Trump’s trade war? Farms and small businesses went bankrupt. China’s military [is] expanding without American leadership in the region. President Xi? Trump rolls over for China’s president every time.”
The Lincoln Project, whose "many policy differences with national Democrats remain," tweeted the video on Wednesday and wrote “China made @realdonaldtrump roll over like a dog.”

“Is it Ivanka’s secret deals in China? Is it the 250 million debt that Trump owed the bank of China? It doesn’t matter – because when it comes to Trump, China can’t lose,” the video clip’s voice-over concludes.
The Lincoln Project’s website says that its stated mission is to “defeat President Trump and Trumpism at the ballot box.”
“We do not undertake this task lightly nor from ideological preference. Our many policy differences with national Democrats remain," the organization’s mission statement reads.
"However, the priority for all patriotic Americans must be a shared fidelity to the Constitution and a commitment to defeat those candidates who have abandoned their constitutional oaths, regardless of party,” it says. "Electing Democrats who support the Constitution over Republicans who do not is a worthy effort."
On Wednesday, Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton accused him – as does the Lincoln Project – of asking the Chinese president to help him win re-election.
Bolton, whom Trump fired in September, said that the president "expressed a willingness to halt criminal investigations to give "personal favors to dictators he liked," according to an excerpt of his book, published in The New York Times.

 Reuters contributed to this report.