At the end of last year, Donald Trump, who had been an outspoken critic of the real-estate industry and the immigration laws that it supported, decided he could no longer stand by the positions he’d taken in the campaign.
He announced that he would be running for president, and he did so with the help of one of the nation’s largest real-life training groups, the Association of Real Estate Association of America.
The association had invested millions of dollars in a television ad campaign in Arizona that touted Trump’s commitment to the realtors and real estate lobby.
“I want to thank you for this incredible gift,” Trump said to the group members.
“It’s the best gift I’ve ever received.
I have the most incredible support.
We’re going to get this done.”
The ad was a hit.
But as the presidential campaign wore on, the ad’s message was fading.
Trump’s campaign began to fall apart.
The ads, which featured his daughter Ivanka, and his daughter, Ivanka Trump, were not effective, and by mid-October the group had dropped the ad.
The group’s decision to pull out of the ad campaign was a victory for Trump, whose critics said that it was evidence that he was not a credible candidate.
But in the weeks leading up to Election Day, the advertising had not had the desired effect.
For many real-tourists and others in the industry, the campaign was an attempt to deflect attention from Trump’s failures to hold his promises to the workers he claimed to represent.
“We’re tired of hearing the same thing over and over again,” said John L. Miller, a professor of real estate at the University of Colorado Boulder.
“This was the end game.”
A Trump campaign spokeswoman said that the ad would be part of the “Trump Train” TV ads airing this week and that it would be “fairly modest” in scope.
But the campaign’s focus on Trump’s business record, the group’s political spending and the ad itself seemed to undermine the message that the realty industry was working to sell Trump, which it had long touted.
By mid-November, the Trump Train ads had already pulled in about $1.6 million, a drop from $4 million the previous month.
That money had been raised from real estate brokers and agents and real-tor firms, according to the ad buyer.
In some states, such as Arizona, it is still unclear how much of that money was spent to air the ads.
The Trump Train has long been a front for Trump’s political opponents.
He has repeatedly attacked the realtor and realtor association as a group that had given money to Hillary Clinton.
“These are the same people that gave millions to Hillary’s campaign,” Trump told the audience at the Arizona real-teachers convention in October.
“They gave millions.
They did nothing for you.”
Trump has also attacked the national real estate trade association, which has endorsed Trump.
The National Association of Realtors, which represents real-world businesses, said in a statement that it had spent about $500,000 on the ads that were not directly related to the election.
But many realtorial and realestate executives and others say that the ads were a way for Trump to try to shift attention away from his failures as a candidate and toward his business record.
“He has tried to turn this into a campaign issue, to paint this as some sort of corruption or something,” said Tom McIlhenny, president of the Real Estate Professionals Association of Arizona, which represented the real and private sector.
“That’s not what it’s about.
This is about what the voters want.
It’s about what they want in a president.”
Real-estate agents and brokers say that they are frustrated by the lack of impact the Trump campaign has had on the industry.
“The Trump Train is the most effective thing the campaign has done,” said Steven J. Cogdell, president and chief executive of the Arizona Association of Home Builders.
“All the ads and all the media coverage has been about Donald Trump.
There has been nothing about the people who work in the real property industry.”
In a statement, the National Association said that its “members are encouraged that the Trump Campaign is no longer actively engaging in these tactics.”
But real- estate executives say that, in some states and at some locations, Trump has made little effort to reach out to the industry at large.
“There’s not much of an effort to engage with them, they’re not going to go on the air,” said Cogdanell.
“A lot of the money that they spend on the campaign is not directly to the candidates, it’s to advertising companies, and that’s where the focus is.”
But there is little doubt that Trump’s decision had an effect on the advertising industry, as some real-home buyers in Arizona were forced to scramble for new