A very clever superPAC attack ad targeting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is by far the most amusing and entertaining troll job so far.
The ad starts off like any traditional cookie cutter political ad, using some of the most familiar political tropes, such as a construction worker, a stay-at-home mom, and a strategically ambiguous ethnic man. There’s lots of stock footage, a narrator with a deep Caucasian kind of midwestern accent, and ominous music.
The stay-at-home mom says that she wants “a President, who can keep her and her family safe,” the construction worker says she wants “a president who can handle the economy,” the ethnic man says, “That’s why we want to talk to you about Donald Trump.”
At this point, most people would be under the impression that this is going to be a pro-Trump campaign ad, but then this happens.
If the White House phone rings at 3 a.m.,” the video solemnly implores viewers, in a reference to a Hillary Clinton ad from 2008, “could his little hands even pick up the receiver?
Check out the full ad below:
The Americans Against Insecure Billionaires with Tiny Hands PAC (yes it’s real), are the people behind this comedic political masterpiece which is titled “Release The Measurements,” a not so subtle dig at Trump’s tiny tower complex.
This political ad is the start of what is bound to be a slew of comedic attack ads targeting Donald Trump. Clinton released an ad parodying the Trump University infomercial.
Throughout the Republican presidential primaries, many of Trump’s opponents tried to stay civil while using facts and logic to beat him, and failed.
Some decided to throw insults back at him, while using facts and logic and also failed.
The only person who came close to landing anything resembling a damaging punch on Trump was Florida Senator Marco Rubio, who one night after a long day of campaigning decided to “have a little fun” and told this now infamous joke to the audience:
The other thing he says is he’s always calling me little Marco. And I’ll admit, he’s taller than me. He’s like 6’2″, which is why I don’t understand why his hands are the size of a guy that’s 5’2″. I just see his hands — they’re like this (motions). And you know what they say about men with small hands — you can’t trust them!” Rubio joked.
Before telling his joke, Rubio also rattled “The Donald” during a Republican debate when he made Trump look like a complete fool when discussing the billionaire’s “health care plan.” Here’s the transcript.
TRUMP: I watched him melt down two weeks ago with Chris Christie, I’ve got to tell you, the biggest problem he’s got is he really don’t know about the lines. The biggest thing we’ve got and the reason we have no competition is because we have lines around the state and you have—
RUBIO: You already mentioned that as part of my plan. I know what that is. What else is part of your plan? The only thing is to get rid of the lines around the states? What else is part of your health care plan?
TRUMP: What the lines around the state means—and it was almost done. Excuse me. Excuse me. Excuse me.
RUBIO: What’s your plan?
TRUMP: That brings in competition. When you get rid of the lines, it brings in competition. So instead of having one insurance company taking care of New York or Texas, you’ll have many. They’ll compete. And it will be a beautiful thing.
RUBIO: Right and what—so that’s the only part of the plan? Just the lines. The interstate competition?
TRUMP: The nice part about—you have many different plans. You’ll have competition. You’ll have so many different plans.
RUBIO: Now he’s repeating himself. [Ed. note: MEGA-ZING]
TRUMP: No, I’m not—no, no, no, no. No, no, no. I don’t repeat myself. I don’t repeat myself.
Comedy may turn out to be the weapon which ultimately defeats a candidate as absurd as Donald Trump.
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