Donald Trump attacks Hillary Clinton in first general election TV ad
With the theme “Make America Safe Again,” the spot posits a Clinton-run America would allow Syrian refugees “to flood in,” immigrants without documentation who are convicted of crimes to stay in the country, and the borders to remain open. “It’s more of the same, but worse,” says the narrator.
Continuing the play on America’s safety, the Republican presidential nominee’s ad states that a Trump America would achieve the opposite.
Elsewhere, the narrator states, “In Hillary Clinton’s America, the system stays rigged against Americans,” echoing a statement Trump made during a rally in Columbus, Ohio, on Aug. 2.
“Nov. 8, we’d better be careful, because that election is going to be rigged,” he told supporters at the event. “People are going to walk in and they’re going to vote 10 times, maybe, who knows?”
In addition to releasing the ad Thursday, Trump used a campaign speech in Charlotte, North Carolina, to express regret for saying “the wrong thing,” but did not indicate which comments he was addressing.
Watch the ad above.