Mitt Romney’s Radio Ad Falsely Claims That Chrysler Will Make Jeeps in China
Mitt Romney’s campaign has received a lot of negative attention for running utterly untrue television ads in Ohio that claim Chrysler is moving all of its Jeep production overseas. But that’s not stopping the candidate from making a made-for-radio version of the advertisement, repeating many of the same blatant falsehoods.
The highly dubious claims in the ad have been widely debunked. Even the CEO of Chrysler was forced to clarify any confusion wrought by the ads, writing in an email to employees, “Jeep production will not be moved from the United States to China… It is inaccurate to suggest anything different.” But Romney, whose campaign has had a penchant for disregarding the truth when it’s politically inconvenient, is running the ads anyway — even going so far as to suggest the auto rescue helped China.