Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has released a new ad that blasts Hillary Clinton’s connections to ‘pervert’ Anthony Weiner, adding yet another salacious development to a campaign that has been a mud fight for months.
The Weiner-centric ad points to connections between Clinton and Weiner through longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin and the FBI’s reignited investigation into Clinton’s emails.
The bureau announced in a bombshell letter on Friday that it was looking at new information related to the case, which has been revealed to be information contained on the disgraced ex-lawmaker’s computer.
‘Hillary Clinton is under FBI investigation again – after her emails were found on pervert Anthony Weiner’s laptop,’ says the ad’s narrator. ‘Think about that.’
The ad says ‘decades of lies, cover-ups and scandal have finally caught up with Hillary Clinton’.
The ad’s visuals include grainy shots of Clinton magazine covers, video of the candidate coughing, and dark clouds swirling over the White House and the FBI building in Washington, DC.
It also shows images of redacted documents – and flashes images of Huma Abedin and Weiner.
‘America’s most sensitive secrets, unlawfully sent, received and exposed by Hillary Clinton, her staff, and Anthony Weiner,’ the narrator continues, with grainy images of Weiner on the screen.
‘Hillary cannot lead a nation while crippled by a criminal investigation,’ the ad continues.
It concludes: ‘Hillary Clinton: unfit to serve.’
The Clinton campaign didn’t provide immediate comment about the Weiner ad. But on the campaign trail, Clinton regularly blasts Trump for going ‘low’ in his campaign.
‘When they go low, we go high,’ she frequently says, borrowing a phrase from First Lady Michelle Obama.
Clinton has also repeatedly hammered Trump for his treatment of women and girls, and has been bringing up the infamous ‘p***y’ tape where he got caught boasting about grabbing women by the crotch on the campaign trail.
Since the news broke, Abedin has been off Clinton’s campaign plane.
DailyMail.com reported on Wednesday that Weiner has checked himself into a rehab facility specializing in cybersex and addiction.
‘I’m Donald Trump and I approve this message,’ the GOP candidate says at the end of the ad, declaring ownership for an attack that in an earlier election cycle might have come from an outside group but not an official campaign.
The ad is titled ‘unfit,’ a term Clinton also uses to describe her rival as unfit to serve.
SOURCE: GEOFF EARLE