On Monday the National Rifle Association (NRA) released a new commercial attacking Obama – and citing his children to do so. The 35-second ad describes the President as an “elitist hypocrite” for having his daughters Sasha and Malia under Secret Service protection and asks why he’s “being skeptical about putting armed security” in other schools.
The group, who opposes any laws reducing gun violence, asks “Are the president’s kids more important than yours?” because Obama’s “kids are protected by armed guards at their school.”
The White House declined to address the accusations in the ad, but Obama’s former press secretary and senior adviser, Robert Gibbs responded to the ad on MSNBC, calling it “disgusting on many levels.”
“It’s also just stupid,” said Gibbs. “This reminds me of an ad that somebody made at about 2 o’clock in the morning after one too many drinks, and no one stopped it in the morning.”