Biden runs campaign ad using Trump 'bloodbath' comments

Trump made the remarks at a recent rally Ohio and was discussing his plans to deal with foreign competition, though many major media outlets ran "bloodbath" headlines that did not include reference to the automotive industry.
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President Joe Biden's campaign has released an ad featuring former President Donald Trump's recent remarks warning of a "bloodbath" for the auto industry in he does not win in 2024.

Trump made the remarks at a recent rally Ohio and was discussing his plans to deal with foreign competition, though many major media outlets ran "bloodbath" headlines that did not include reference to the automotive industry.

The Biden campaign ad, for its part, similarly omitted any such references, beginning with "[n]ow, if I don't get elected, it's gonna be a bloodbath. It's gonna be a bloodbath for the country." The 45-second ad then proceeds to show footage of the 2017 Charlottesville rally as well as the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

"Donald Trump has shown us who he is, time and time again," Biden posted on X.

Trump's full remarks saw him warn Chinese President Xi Jinping that he planned to impose tariffs on foreign auto imports.

"If you're listening, President Xi — and you and I are friends — but he understands the way I deal. Those big monster car manufacturing plants that you're building in Mexico right now... you're going to not hire Americans and you're going to sell the cars to us, no. We're going to put a 100% tariff on every single car that comes across the line, and you’re not going to be able to sell those cars if I get elected," he said.

"Now if I don't get elected, it's going to be a bloodbath for the whole — that’s gonna be the least of it. It’s going to be a bloodbath for the country. That will be the least of it. But they’re not going to sell those cars. They’re building massive factories," Trump added.

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.