New 'House of Cards' Trailer Fools GOP Debate Viewers

The trailer aired as a commercial during the Republican debate on Tuesday.

ByVanessa Wilkins
December 16, 2015, 5:08 PM

— -- America has a new "candidate" to consider in the 2016 presidential election.

Netflix aired an incredibly clever trailer to promote the fourth season of "House of Cards" during a commercial break of the Republican presidential debate on CNN Tuesday night. The trailer portrayed a mock presidential campaign ad for Kevin Spacey's character Frank Underwood.

The "House of Cards" official Twitter account hinted at the "special announcement" Tuesday morning.

"BREAKING NEWS: President Underwood will be making a special announcement tonight during the #GOPDebate," the tweet read.

The extremely realistic trailer copied several aspects of typical American presidential campaign ads, like a patriotic instrumental backtrack and a narrator.

“It’s a new day in America,” the narrator said. "Today, more people will go to work, return home their families and sleep more soundly than ever before."

While the narrator is speaking, patriotic clips appeared on the screen, including a veteran hugging his family as well as children running through the grass holding American flags.

"All because one man refuses to settle, putting people before politics," the narrator continued. "That man is Frank Underwood.”

The fake presidential campaign was then revealed to be just a promotional ad for "House of Cards" when Spacey appeared on the screen as Frank Underwood. "America, I'm only getting started," he said at the end of the trailer. "I'm Frank Underwood, and I approve this message."

Check out the "House of Cards" trailer below:

The new season of "House of Cards" will air on Netflix on March 4, 2016.

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