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Liberal billionaire Tom Steyer releases melodramatic ad warning mothers that the GOP will turn their sons into Nazis

Left unchecked, affiliation with the Republican Party could morph into something sinister, a new ad contends.

NextGen America, a Democratic super PAC founded by liberal billionaire Tom Steyer, released a political ad urging mothers to "catch the signs" of conservativism early, lest their children develop into alt-right white nationalists.

The Mother's Day-themed ad features a woman telling the story of her son, who had "some issues" starting in middle school. The woman let it slide when her son used "Go back to where you came from" as a yearbook quote, picketed against abortion with a "BABY KILLER" sign, and began supporting President Trump after leaving for college. It was only later that she realized "it might be too late" — after her son's "college buddies" turned out to be tiki torch-carrying protesters like the ones at 2017's alt-right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

"This Mother's Day, talk to your child about the GOP," says the woman, tossing back a drink. "I wish I had." Watch the ad below, via NextGen America. Summer Meza