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New Clinton ad answers Trump’s offensive question to African-Americans

Screen capture of Clinton's anti-Trump ad

Screen capture of Clinton’s anti-Trump ad

Hillary for America released a new ad calling out Donald Trump for being out of touch with the African-American community.

Trump – addressing an overwhelmingly white audience – asked African-Americans “what do you have to lose?” by voting for him. According to Hillary Clinton, The answer is: Everything.”

The blistering “Everything” ad uses Trump’s words and footage from his rallies to paint the Republican presidential nominee as out of touch with African-Americans … at best. Stopping short of calling Trump racist, the ad splices footage of African-Americans being assaulted and forcibly removed from Trump events to the words of the candidate shouting such things as, “you’re living poverty, your schools are no good; you have no jobs” to “look at my African-American” and “I have a great relationship with the Blacks” – all which have drawn the ire of many African-Americans.

Clinton says Trump continues to belittle African-Americans, painting the entire community as poor, homeless and in poverty.

“Donald Trump misses so much. He doesn’t see the success of Black leaders in every field, the vibrancy of the Black-owned businesses, or the strength of the Black church,” said Clinton in a statement. “He doesn’t see the excellence of Historically Black Colleges and Universities or the pride of Black parents watching their children thrive. He apparently didn’t see (Dallas) Police Chief (David) Brown on television after the murder of five of his officers conducting himself with such dignity.”

The ad will run on cable and in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Placed on YouTube Aug. 26, the spot has nearly half-a-million views.

September 8, 2016
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