One presidential candidate’s latest campaign ad aims to prove that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s ongoing scandals are no laughing matter
The latest round of political hardball came in the form of a presidential campaign ad from Republican candidate Donald Trump. He is targeting Clinton, the Democratic front-runner.
“Hillary has been having a laugh at our expense for years,” the text reads as the Trump campaign video opens.
The video, posted Monday online, features Clinton laughing and chuckling as headlines of various controversies roll across the screen. Then, the video takes Clinton’s laughter during her testimony before the House Subcommittee on Benghazi in October and overlays it with images of the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi burning.
The video ends with the text “Don’t let the joke be on us!”
The ad refers to every scandal Clinton has been implicated in, as far back as the Whitewater real estate and banking scandal that dates back to the 1970s and 1980s. Clinton was never prosecuted for her role in that controversy, although several of her close friends and associates were convicted of various crimes.
Neither has Clinton been charged in any wrongdoing regarding the handling of her personal email server or her actions relating to terrorism that struck the Benghazi embassy and left four Americans dead. However, there are ongoing investigations, and congressional panels are looking into those instances.
This isn’t the first time Trump has hit hard at political opponents. He has posted videos over the past few months questioning the past of retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, who is polling second to Trump nationally. He also released a video critical of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush regarding his stance on illegal immigration, insinuating that the former governor is soft on the issue because he is married to a Hispanic woman.
Clinton’s campaign has not responded to Trump’s latest campaign ad.