MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign is launching a new television ad in Florida, and a handful of other battleground states, that spotlights some of Donald Trump’s negative remarks about women.
The 30-second ad shows young girls and women looking in the mirror as they hear Trump describe various women as “fat,” a “slob” and one who “ate like a pig.”
It ends with the tag line: “Is this the president we want for our daughters?” It’s the latest attempt by her campaign to use Trump’s words against him.
Meanwhile, Trump is seeking to show law-and-order toughness along with empathy for African-Americans as he criticizes violent protests stemming from another fatal police shooting of a black man.
Clinton, who was behind closed doors Thursday to prepare for their initial debate, did not address the escalating racial tensions in Charlotte, North Carolina. The city was under a midnight curfew after two previous nights of chaotic protests that led to one death as well as injuries, arrests and vandalism.
Trump has spent the last several weeks asking black Americans for their support and asserting that President Barack Obama has failed the black community, but those appeals have been undermined at times.
On Thursday, the Trump campaign accepted the resignation of an Ohio volunteer, Mahoning County chair Kathy Miller, who told the Guardian newspaper, “I don’t think there was any racism until Obama got elected.”
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