Nukewatch Quarterly Fall 2016
A pro-Hillary Clinton group is releasing a new television ad—complete with images of a mushroom [cloud]—that strongly implies Donald Trump could trigger a nuclear war if elected president.
“I’m really good at war. I love war, in a certain way,” Mr. Trump says over old footage of soldiers in the 30-second ad released on [Sept. 6] by the group, Priorities USA Action.
“Including with nukes, yes—including with nukes,” he says as an image of a mushroom cloud is seen in the background, footage that hearkens back to Lyndon Johnson’s famous 1964 “Daisy” ad in his race against Barry Goldwater.
“I know more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me,” Mr. Trump says. The ad concludes with Mr. Trump saying he wants to be “unpredictable” and says Mr. Trump is “unfit to be president.”
The ad is part of an approximately $5 million buy that is to start airing [Sept. 9] in a handful of key battleground states.
—David Sherfinski, Washington Times, Sept. 6, 2016