After a slow start out of the presidential campaign gate, Republican nominee Donald Trump has released his first official campaign ad titled “Two Americas: Immigration.”
The ad, which is set to air in four key battleground states, paints a very bleak picture of what America will be like should Hillary Clinton win the election.
Long doubting the efficacy of television ads, Donald Trump is finally ceding to this one measure of political gravity, airing his first ad of the general election.
The ad, titled “Two Americas: Immigration,” will air in four battleground states — Ohio, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Florida. The Trump campaign is putting $4.8 million behind it for now, and it will run over the next 10 days.
The ad focuses on security, specifically immigration. It tries to contrast an America with Hillary Clinton in charge with that of Donald Trump. An announcer says, over faded images, that in Clinton’s America, “The system stays rigged against Americans. Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay. Collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open. It’s more of the same, but worse.”
The imagery shows immigrants (presumably) with blurred-out faces being handcuffed or simply walking around. That’s all replaced by bright color images in Donald Trump’s America, with shots of the border being tightly patrolled by helicopter.
Trump’s America is simple: “secure. Terrorists and dangerous criminals: kept out. The border: secured. Our families: safe. Change that makes America safe again.”
Check out the ad below …
Narrator: “In Hillary Clinton’s America, the system stays rigged against Americans. Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open. It’s more of the same, but worse. Donald Trump’s America is secure, terrorists and dangerous criminals kept out. The border secure. Our families safe. Change that makes America safe again. Donald Trump for president.”