Smirnoff vodka takes a shot at President Donald Trump in its new ad campaign.
The vodka brand just trolled, er, rolled out a new bus ad touting the fact that it has been made in America since 1934.
“Made in America, but we’d be happy to talk about our ties to Russia under oath,” the ad says.
That’s clearly a reference to Trump’s recent declaration that he is “100 percent” willing to testify under oath about his conversations with then-FBI Director James Comey, who was fired amid an ongoing probe into ties between Trump’s campaign and associates and Russian officials.
The ad just started to appear at bus stops in New York City and may show up on billboards as well, a Smirnoff U.S. spokeswoman told HuffPost.
The spokeswoman didn’t comment on how the company might react to backlash from
Trump supporters. Instead, she gave H
uffPost this official statement:
“Smirnoff has been made in America for more than eight decades. The recent interest in American-made products created the perfect opportunity to reinforce that fact and the brand’s roots in Russia ― with a wink and nod to current affairs.”