Donald Trump has threatened to run attack ads against the Ricketts family after the Cubs owners contributed money to a super PAC opposing the GOP candidate

By SI Wire
March 21, 2016

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Donald Trump has threatened to run attack ads against the Ricketts family after the Cubs owners contributed money to a super PAC opposing the GOP candidate.

In an interview with The Washington Post, Trump laid out exactly what he meant last month when he said the Ricketts “better watch out” when spending against him.

“Well, it means that I’ll start spending on them,” Trump said. “I’ll start taking ads telling them all what a rotten job they’re doing with the Chicago Cubs. I mean, they are spending on me.

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“I’ll start doing ads about their baseball team. That it’s not properly run or that they haven’t done a good job in the brokerage business lately.”

According to FEC filings released in February, Marlene Ricketts gave $3 million to Our Principles PAC, which has been running campaigns against Trump. Her contribution makes up almost all of the PAC’s funding.

Her son, Tom Ricketts, responded to Trump’s warning saying, “It’s a little surreal when Donald Trump threatens your mom.”

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