Hillary Clinton has released a response ad to Donald Trump’s “poor opinion” attack ad, using the Republican nominees own words against him.
The “basket of deplorables” comments made by Hillary Clinton on Friday caused an uproar in political circles over the weekend, both on the internet and on the news. Many right-wingers became as touchy as a shaved monkey after video from a fundraiser last week made the rounds, showing the Democratic nominee saying that half of Trump supporters belonged in the “basket of deplorables” for their racist, sexist, and xenophobic behavior.
Many said it was a bad move by Clinton, and Trump supporters called her out for simply saying what a lot of other Americans are thinking. Donald Trump soon released a response ad, targeting his rival for what he calls a “poor opinion” of Americans.
But Hillary Clinton and her campaign doubled down, not on insulting Trump supporters, but on yet another instance of Trump hypocrisy. In fact, Clinton addressed Trump on his own “poor opinion,” using the Republican candidate’s own words to build her case on what makes Trump himself pretty deplorable.
The ad opens up with Trump saying:
‘You can’t lead this nation if you have such a low opinion for its citizens.’
And then the Clinton ad goes on to show a few things that Donald Trump has said about citizens of the U.S. Some of the choicer sound bites, courtesy of amateur politician Donald Trump, are:
‘How stupid are the people of the country?’
Then, the ad shows the Republican nominee openly mocking a disabled man on stage, an incident that continues to be the one most offensive thing that Trump has done yet, and that Americans are finding impossible to forgive.
Clinton’s ad then shows her rival dismissing the lives of black Americans as futile:
‘You’re living in poverty, your schools are no good, you have no jobs. What the hell do you have to lose?’
It then goes on to show Trump attacking the Khans, a Gold Star family who lost their son in the war in Iraq, then mocking Arizona Sen. John McCain for having been captured during the Vietnam War.
It then goes on to show a montage of the Republican nominee for president saying he’d like to punch someone in the face and calling a variety of people “losers” and “stupid.”
Hillary Clinton is not apologizing for calling anyone deplorable, and the cable ad shows why she shouldn’t feel a need to do so.
See the ad below, via Clinton’s YouTube account.
Trump’s original response ad will be running in four battleground states: Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Although it’s meant to shame the Democratic nominee for calling his supporters “deplorable,” the ad itself is so poorly phrased that it’s insulting in its own right.
The ad shows Clinton speaking those controversial words:
‘You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?
‘The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic—you name it.’
And then the narrator goes on to add:
‘People like you, you and you.’
Excuse me? Who?
Trump and his campaign is not known for its subtlety and probably didn’t realize that it was now also calling Americans “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic…”
Donald Trump once again, is either completely oblivious, thinks “irony” is the way that well water tastes in Michigan, or is really so stupid that he thinks pointing out “hard working Americans” as being “like” a laundry list of truly deplorable character flaws is not an outright insult.
The Trump ad can be viewed below, courtesy of “Team Trump.”
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