Trump Ad Shows Clinton Barking Like a Dog


 

Is this what we want for a President?

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Donald Trump has used a wide array of tactics to contrast his tough-talking machismo with the supposed wimpiness of his rivals, from “Little Marco” Rubio to “low-energy” Jeb Bush. On Wednesday, he trained his sights on Hillary Clinton, using his Instagram account to post an ad against his likely November opponent. Trump’s short Instagram video features Russian President Vladimir Putin and a member of ISIS looking tough, before showing looped footage of Clinton barking like a dog.

The footage is real: Clinton did bark like a dog at a rally in Nevada, to describe a radio ad she heard while in Arkansas. Trump’s ad cuts out that context, and instead splices in a laughing Putin, followed by the words “We don’t need to be a punchline!”

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