Donald Trump Uses A Barack Obama Campaign Ad To Attack Hillary Clinton

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Jun. 11 2016, Updated 8:26 a.m. ET

Donald Trump uses a Barack Obama campaign ad from about 8 years ago to attack Hillary Clinton. The ad states that Clinton will say anything thing to get elected; she allegedly makes false claims against Obama and championed NAFTA, The North American Free Trade Agreement, among other things, such as voting for the George W. Bush Iraq War.

This is a typical attack ad from the 2008 Democratic primary contest between Obama and Clinton. Trump attacked Obama for endorsing Clinton; however, he makes it clear that he agrees with his views from nearly a decade ago.

“I rarely agree with President Obama- however he is 100% correct about Crooked Hillary Clinton. Great ad!” Donald Trump tweeted.

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The self-contradictory nature of Donald Trump’s tweet is that he has complimented Hillary Clinton’s political prowess on many occasions and has desscribed her as a friend. Trump has donated to her presidential campaign of ’08 and was also complimentary of his current nemesis Obama.

Donald Trump has been criticized for changing his positions on policies and it seems that he has done so with Hillary Clinton.

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“Hillary Clinton I think is a terrific woman,” he told the Fox News host. “I am biased because I have known her for years. I live in New York. She lives in New York. I really like her and her husband both a lot. I think she really works hard. And I think, again, she’s given an agenda, it is not all of her, but I think she really works hard and I think she does a good job. I like her.”

Donald Trump has defended his alternating political affiliations as being a businessman on several occasions.

When Jimmy Kimmel confronted Trump on his complimentary comments of Hillary from 2008 and 2012, he responds that as a businessman he “speaks well of everybody.”

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Barack Obama doesn’t seem to be too concerned about Donald Trump. On The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Obama references Trump’s history on a reality TV show The Apprentice, stating that the presidency is a “serious job.” The President infers that he believes that the American people will make the right decision when they remember the well-being of the country is at stake.

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Obama is reiterating his views that Trump is divisive and not serious enough for the job.

Trump has recently clashed with several members of his own party over his racist attacks on the judge presiding over the Trump U case. House speaker Paul Ryan has recently called the comments made by Trump “racist,” but has not withdrawn his endorsement.

Former Republican nominee Mitt Romney stated that Trump will effect America with “trickle-down racism.” Romney fears that Trump’s racist comments will influence a generation of Americans, which he considers dangerous “to the heart and character of America.”

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Trump hit back with a tweet suggesting that an endorsement from Don King is proof that he is not a racist. However, King denies endorsing the current Republican nominee.

Donald Trump using a Barack Obama campaign ad to attack Hillary Clinton is not likely to be as effective as the President’s current endorsement of the first female presidential nominee of a major party. According to a BBC report, Obama’s support can improve the amount of Black and Hispanic voters that turn out for Hillary.

The report also states that a majority of Sanders supports said they will endorse Hillary, if Bernie doesn’t clinch the nomination. The Vermont Senator has stated on several occasions that he will do everything in his power to prevent Trump from winning the general election.

Therefore, a unified Democratic party is the most likely situation coming into the general election. Do you think using the Obama ’08 campaign ad will be effective in attacking Hillary or do you see it as irrelevant? Sound off in the comments below.

[Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images]

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