Talk about putting the opposition to work for you.
Hillary Clinton‘s latest campaign ad is the ultimate #TBT – to the past eight months of the Republican primary campaign and the GOP’s own most biting comments about its freshly minted presumptive nominee, Donald Trump.
The web ad that Clinton tweeted out Wednesday night showcases insults from the likes of Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Jeb Bush to argue that Trump is anything but the party “unifier” he now claims to be.
“Con artist,” “phony” “know-nothing candidate,” “bully” and “the most vulgar person to ever aspire to the presidency,” are just a few of the disparaging names Trump’s Republican critics call him in the clip.
“He would not be the commander-in-chief we need to keep our country safe,” says Bush, pointing to what he calls Trump’s “deep insecurity and weakness.”
And who can forget Romney’s scathing one-man attack on Trump in March, in which he called out the billionaire businessman’s “personal qualities” – “the bullying, the greed, the showing off, the misogyny, the absurd third-grade theatrics.”
The clip closes with a near-speechless Jeb finally getting the last word on Trump: “He needs therapy.”
In March, Trump released his own anti-Hillary ad, shared on Instagram.
Trump’s ad opens with, “When it comes to facing our toughest opponents, the Democrats have the perfect answer,” followed by a clip of Clinton barking like a dog.
The ad closes with the text: “We don’t need to be a punchline!”