September 9, 2016 8:38 pm -

People appearing in a Trump ad say their likenesses are being used under false pretenses.

“That’s what Trump do,” said Calvin Anderson, a Philadelphia man seen in Trump’s “Two Americas” ad. “I mean, that’s what he do. It’s all part of the slandering part but I don’t know why he chose me.”

Anderson, a construction worker who is actually planing to vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November, said he was approached by a photographer outside his work site in July.


“We thought it had something to do with the building,” he recalled. “Before you know it he said, ‘Sign these waivers.’ I’m like, ‘Waivers for what?’ And it had nothing on there about Trump.”

Anderson’s union, the Operative Plasterers’ and Cement Masons’ International Association, sent a letter to its members alerting them about Anderson’s unwitting involvement in the ad, and calling on Trump’s campaign to stop airing it.

“[Anderson] and others were intentionally misled and not told that his photo or image would be used for the specific purpose of a Donald Trump campaign advertisement,” union general president Daniel Stepano said in the letter.



D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.