NEW YORK — The Trump White House announced Friday it is spending $50,000 to advertise on the airwaves in the 2020 presidential election, and the president also will host a town hall event at the White House on Saturday, which is part of the effort.
The campaign will be coordinated by the Republican National Committee, which will be running an online ad campaign for both candidates.
The ad campaign will run for four days beginning with the Nov. 9 first-in-the-nation primary, and will feature interviews with Trump, former Florida Gov.
Jeb Bush and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who is running for the party’s presidential nomination.
The ads will feature Trump, and Carson, speaking about their plans to combat climate change and take action on immigration.
Trump is also slated to appear at a townhall event on Saturday with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., at the Roosevelt Room, a former home of the New York Times and the National Enquirer, where the newspaper reported that Trump raped a woman in 1989.
Booker is the second New Jersey Democrat to endorse Trump in recent weeks.
He tweeted Thursday that the GOP nominee is the best person to fight the “elites” who “sabotage our democracy.”
Booker has also expressed support for Trump, but he is not running in the primary because he is too busy battling cancer.
Bookers endorsement comes after the Trump administration announced a $1.5 billion investment to promote American jobs and infrastructure in 2020, including an advertising campaign by the American Manufacturing Council.
Trump has also taken to social media to criticize the media, calling them “sick” and saying that “the dishonest media has been dishonest about this race from the beginning.”
In a tweet Friday, Trump called the media “the sickest bunch of dishonest people I have ever met.”
He also called the RNC, “a disgrace,” and called out the media for a “cover-up” of the campaign’s financial contributions.