The Hillary Clinton campaign knows exactly how to get under Donald Trump’s skin. Her people just released two campaign ads that will make the billionaire go ballistic. The point of the ads is to show that Trump just doesn’t have what it takes to run the country. After Trump bombed with the Washington Republicans this week, the pointed ads hurt even more.
During those meetings, Trump said he would uphold an article of the Constitution that simply does not exist, which is quite difficult. That worried some Republicans, while others gave him a pass. But this mistake shows a pattern of Trump being his own worst enemy.
In one of the ads, the Clinton campaign uses Trump’s own words against him from an August NBC “Meet The Press” interview, where he talks about getting all of his military guidance from “the shows.” Trump continued:
‘Well, I watch the shows. I mean, I really see a lot of great — you know, when you watch your show and all of the other shows, and you have the generals.’
The second Clinton ad quotes an MSNBC interview that aired in March, again using Trump’s own words. The real estate mogul said that he considers himself his best consultant:
‘I’m speaking with myself … because I have a very good brain.’
The live quotes show how Trump’s mind works, and his brain may not be as good as he thinks. A good leader surrounds himself or herself with people who shore up the candidate’s weaknesses. When Trump says he has no weaknesses, that makes improvement impossible.
A leader needs to watch out for relying on a cluster of “yes” men and women, because a naysayer can be invaluable in finding weaknesses in the campaign, as a whole. A leader of the world understands that she or he cannot know everything and needs expert advisors.
Both of the ads end by reinforcing Clinton as a “steady leader in an unsteady world.” So far, the ads are airing in Nevada and Colorado, according to Real Time Politics. President Obama won both states in his 2008 and 2012 elections. But these states have become increasingly diverse and, therefore, more competitive in the past 20 years.
Being a billionaire may be more of a hindrance than a help in this election.
Check out Clinton’s ad in this video from the Hillary Clinton YouTube Channel:
H/T: Real Time Politics.