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New Ad Serves Up Reminder of Trump's Past Progressive Positions in a Cereal Box

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a speech at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

A new ad warns Republican voters against Donald Trump by comparing picking a candidate to buying cereal.

The video targets the GOP front-runner by pointing out his liberal positions opposing entitlement reform, supporting a single-payer health care system and backing a government watch lists.

“As voters finish their ‘shopping’ for a candidate, we’re highlighting that if you ‘buy' Trump, you'll get a lot of crap you never wanted,” Liz Mair, strategist for Make America Awesome, which produced the 42-second video, told “Four bankruptcies, a record-setting number; even more huge, new, crippling debt, as a result of his spending plans; big government, since Trump’s policy agenda is almost identical to your average liberal Democrat’s; single-payer health care, which Trump advocates while praising Canada’s health care system; and things like government watch lists, to boot.”

Mair opposes Trump’s candidacy and recently criticized conservative author Ann Coulter, one of Trump’s biggest supporters, for being “in no way conservative.”

The low-budget ad is backed up by facts:

● Trump’s holds a record in bankruptcies, as no major U.S. company has filed for Chapter 11 more than Trump's casino empire in the last three decades.

● Also, entitlement spending is the largest drive of the national debt, and Trump has said, “'I’m not going to cut Social Security like every other Republican and I’m not going to cut Medicare or Medicaid.”

● Obamacare is also another entitlement. Trump has called for going further; seemingly advocating again for a single-payer system as recently as September 2015, “I am going to take care of everybody. I don’t care if it costs me votes or not. Everybody’s going to be take care of much better than they’re taken care of now… the government’s going to pay for it.”

● Trump has also supported a government database to track Muslims in the United States, while libertarian-leaning conservatives oppose such watch lists.

“The ad deliberately avoids the glitz and slick editing that many political ads utilize, to emphasize the stark message: Buyer beware; the Trump ‘package’ contains a lot of stuff you didn’t bank on, and you really don’t want," Mair said.

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