Washington Insider: Jamie Dupree

Trump demands end to attack ads

Angered by a series of attack ads dropped on him by a conservative political group, Donald Trump responded like a businessman, sending a cease and desist letter to the Club For Growth, accusing them of airing advertisements filled with “outright lies, false, defamatory and destructive statements.”

“This is the very definition of libel,” Trump’s lawyer said in a letter to the Club For Growth.

Here is one of the ads that earned Trump’s attention:

The response of the Club For Growth was basically, jump in the lake.

“Short response to @realDonaldTrump Stop Whining,” the group tweeted Tuesday.

“Tough guy Donald Trump starts whining when his liberal record is revealed,” the group’s leader David McIntosh said in a statement.

“Trump has advocated higher taxes numerous times over many years,” McIntosh added.

“We suggest that Donald grow up, stop whining, and try to defend his liberal record,” he added.

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Jamie Dupree is the Radio News Director of the Washington Bureau of the Cox Media Group and writes the Washington Insider blog. A native of Washington, D.C., Jamie has covered Congress and politics in the nation’s capital since the Reagan Administration, and has been reporting for Cox since 1989.