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Democratic Candidate Says Trump As Big Of A Threat As Osama Bin Laden Was

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Democratic congressional candidate Dan Helmer compared President Donald Trump to Osama bin Laden in an ad released Wednesday.

“After 9/11, the greatest threat to our democracy lived in a cave. Today, he lives in the White House,” Helmer said in the ad posted to YouTube.

Pictures of deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and Trump flashed across the screen during the voiceover. (RELATED: Dem Pac Encouraging Leftists to ‘Take Out’ Scalise… For Donations’)

“No one, even the president is above the law,” Helmer continued.

This isn’t the first time Helmer has run into controversy. The candidate posted a video of himself buying an assault rifle at a gun show “to find out how easy it is to buy” in April.

Helmer is running against incumbent Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock in Virginia’s 10th district. Comstock “is a rubber stamp for the racist, sexist and xenophobic agenda” of Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan, Helmer tweeted in February.

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