Trump, Bloomberg spend $10 million each on Super Bowl commercials

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The Super Bowl is by far the most-watched television program of the year in the United States, and the Super Bowl is also the only television program for which the commercials are one of the reasons viewers tune in. So in an election year, perhaps it’s no surprise that Super Bowl viewers will be treated to campaign ads.

Both President Trump and Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg have bought one-minute ads on the Super Bowl, at a price of about $10 million, according to multiple reports.

Trump’s 2020 campaign has more than $100 million on hand, and Bloomberg, who has a net worth estimated at upwards of $50 billion, has pledged to spend $100 million of his own money. So both campaigns can easily afford the $10 million price tag.

The Super Bowl is the day before the Iowa Caucuses, although Trump has no significant opposition for the Republican primary and Bloomberg is focused on bigger states later in the primary season. These commercials won’t be about the Iowa Caucuses, but about the billionaire president and an even wealthier billionaire opponent trying to reach the largest possible audience in America.

28 responses to “Trump, Bloomberg spend $10 million each on Super Bowl commercials

  1. Political ads should not be allowed for the Super Bowl.

    Regardless of what side of the aisle you are on, no one wants to think about politics during the Super Bowl.

  2. tonyzendejas says:
    January 8, 2020 at 7:14 am
    Gross. Just here for the football.

    ^ THIS 100%
    I hate political crap to begin with and airing that BS during a Super Bowl is a recipe for disaster. Imagine that you have 5 friends and family over for a Super Bowl party and your guests are mixed R/D’s. Food, alcohol, football passion, POLITICS… BAD RECIPE.

    Play the ‘which one doesn’t go together’ game: Food, Alcohol, Football, Political commercials.

    Hopefully, those ads only run during halftime when nobody watches anyway, or friendships can be ruined because of those stupid ads.

  3. marc127 says:

    “Keep politics out of sports,” they said.

    It’s a commercial, man. They won’t be on the sidelines campaigning during the national anthem.

  4. “I wasn’t going to vote for X, but I saw his not-fun commercial during the fun Superbowl commercials and now I’m all in!”

    – No one

  5. Lookie here if your friendship or relationships can be ruined over different political opinions then they weren’t that strong to begin with ..we can always agree to disagree . That being said politics and religion jovially don’t mix with sports .

  6. It’s bad enough that we see them on the news every day. Now we have to see them when we are watching the biggest game in football? Come on,give us a break!

  7. $80 million bounty on Trump’s head says:
    January 8, 2020 at 7:40 am
    Who wants $80 mill?



  8. Who can waste the most money should probably not be the way we chose our political leaders.
    Our political system is a complete joke. Political fanatics are merely useful idiots. Unless you donate millions of dollars they don’t care about you.

    “It’s a billionaire country club and you’re not in it. You’re not in it!”
    George Carlin

  9. Well that is the first time they will spend money faster(30 second commercial) then they can make it. I will look forward to a bathroom break for each.

  10. There’s a separation between church and state.
    There should be a separation between football and politics.

  11. It’s funny that Trump has/had a vendetta against the NFL, but now here he is throwing millions into the league’s coffers.

  12. This thread will be like a political thread on Facebook. It will illustrate just how divided we are.

    “United we stand, divided we fall.”

  13. Watching football,or any sport, is a good distraction from the mess that the world is right now. I guess there’s just no escaping it unless you turn the TV off,stay off of the internet,and don’t listen to the radio or look at your phone. I’ll just leave the room or hit mute when anything political comes on.

  14. “There’s a separation between church and state.”

    Yeah…but there really isn’t.

    No matter, if their lips are moving, I assume they’re lying.

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