An ad for a children's book called 'The Kids Guide to President Trump' has reportedly been airing on the aggressively pro-Trump broadcast network Newsmax.
The internet couldn't help but gawk at the strange, almost propaganda-like video, which was aimed at teaching children to love former President Trump early in their lives.
You can see the ad here:
this is a real ad running on Newsmax https://t.co/FRZUpueQGl— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1613055343.0
The brainwashing of far-right GOP children is in full swing. https://t.co/jwJUhj53AU— Jake Rossman (@Jake Rossman)1613072415.0
Someone please tell me this is not true. Most propagandist thing I’ve seen. #cult https://t.co/Vg78Pudk2y— Chance (@Chance)1613140612.0
The book is published by the education company Learn Our History, which is operated by Evangelical Christian pastor, former Arkansas Governor and ardent Trump supporter Mike Huckabee.
This is child abuse #GOPDomesticTerrorists https://t.co/oX96qG5FcG— Give Tara Dublin Josh Hawley’s Book Deal (@Give Tara Dublin Josh Hawley’s Book Deal)1613082670.0
@atrupar Is this legit?— Guy Adami (@Guy Adami)1613055880.0
@atrupar @nester1957 I wouldn't let either of them near my children.— Brenda Lee 😷 (@Brenda Lee 😷)1613082875.0
The clip's over-the-top script reads:
"Parents and grandparents, great news! Mike Huckabee's education company wants to help your family to celebrate President Trump and all he's accomplished as our president. For a limited time, you can getThe Kids Guide to President Trump for free."
"This fun kids' guide will help your kids learn all about the president's greatest achievements. What's more, it's part of a very special gift bundle that includes a free kids' magazine and free video lesson, too. To learn more and order the Kids Guide to President Trump gift bundle, just visit FreeTrumpGuide.com."
@atrupar They are truly trying to brainwash kids to lay the groundwork for a future coup.— Indp04 (@Indp04)1613055459.0
@atrupar Why not. Expose your children to fascist propaganda from young age. They are prepping the next generation of insurrectionists.— Liat 🌊🇬🇱🇺🇸 #democratsavage✊ (@Liat 🌊🇬🇱🇺🇸 #democratsavage✊)1613055468.0
Twitter thought the ad was equal parts hilarious and terrifying.
@atrupar omg this is simultaneously a horror show and a mildly funny SNL fake commercial— Pool Ladder, MD (@Pool Ladder, MD)1613055490.0
@atrupar This is simultaneously horrifying and the funniest thing Huckabee’s ever done.— Aʙsᴏʟᴏᴍ Jᴀᴍᴇs 😱 (@Aʙsᴏʟᴏᴍ Jᴀᴍᴇs 😱)1613067517.0
@atrupar Who hates their kids that much?— TheBadNewsB (@TheBadNewsB)1613055371.0
Many described what they were seeing as nauseating.
@atrupar I just threw up my breakfast.— Ras Josh (@Ras Josh)1613061191.0
@atrupar OMG. I went to the website and threw up a little in my mouth. Indoctrinate them young with disgusting cult… https://t.co/opMyNgrzzU— Tessie Dee 🌊 (@Tessie Dee 🌊)1613059257.0
Teaching one's children to love and admire a twice-impeached former President is undoubtedly strange behavior.
@atrupar I looked at this “book” once...it’s some real scary unhinged cultist propaganda.— 🇺🇸TrashRat🇺🇸 (@🇺🇸TrashRat🇺🇸)1613070008.0
@atrupar File next to... https://t.co/4Sq2AX6koN— Bill Weir (@Bill Weir)1613077958.0
Mike Huckabee may be proud of his newest book, but the reviews online don't seem encouraging.