In a surprising move, former President Donald Trump is keeping the 2016 election rivalry alive as he gears up for the 2024 presidential race. Trump’s latest campaign strategy involves attacking Hillary Clinton, his former opponent, in a new advertisement that accuses her of attempting to brainwash voters into supporting President Joe Biden.
Divisive Ad Claims Clinton is “Brainwashing” Voters
The controversial ad, released by Trump’s campaign, opens by suggesting that Hillary Clinton has devised a strategy to ensure Biden’s victory. It then plays a recent clip of Clinton advocating for what she calls a “formal deprogramming of the cult members,” a reference to Trump’s supporters who remain steadfast in their loyalty.
The ad further mocks Clinton’s remarks by portraying a line of individuals seemingly hypnotized and being indoctrinated with pro-Biden messaging. It asserts that the real issue lies in the fact that “Americans aren’t idiots, and they know who is on their side.” The ad concludes with a clip of Trump stating, “To American workers watching their take-home pay shrink and watching inflation impact their families, I have your back.”
Trump shared this video on social media with the caption “BRAINWASHED,” further stoking the partisan flames.
Clinton’s Controversial Comments
The video references comments made by Clinton during an early October interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Team MAGA has seized upon these comments as evidence that Clinton supports what they term “re-education camps.” Trump’s spokesperson, Karoline Leavitt, emphasized, “Tens of millions of Americans will reject the Democrat Party’s re-education camp agenda in November 2024 when we make Donald Trump the 47th President of the United States.”
Trump Leads Republican Nomination Race
Currently, Donald Trump maintains a strong lead in the Republican race for the 2024 presidential nomination, polling at 58.8%, significantly ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who holds second place with 13%. Interestingly, Trump’s polling numbers are neck and neck with President Joe Biden, holding a slight half-point lead with 44.6% compared to the incumbent President’s 44.1%.
As Trump continues to employ divisive campaign strategies like this one, the 2024 election promises to be a highly contested and closely watched race.