Somehow, Donald Trump reaches a new low: Trump campaign ad features Hillary barking, Putin doing karate

Trump followed up Tuesday night's sleeper of a victory speech with release of new, masterfully amateurish attack ad

Published March 16, 2016 6:39PM (EDT)

Corey Lewandowski and Donald Trump (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Corey Lewandowski and Donald Trump (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Trump's third "Super" Tuesday was no less super than the others'; he successfully booted Li'l Marco in Rubio's home state, shut out Lyin' Cruz in Illinois and Missouri, and eked out a narrow victory in North Carolina. Sure, he lost Ohio, but only to John Kasich, who's delusional enough to stay in and fight for scraps with Cruz in hopes of a brokered convention that's seeming less likely with each subsequent stop on the Trump train.

With outright victory well within the realm of possibility for Trump, it was a bummer when he took the stage at Mar-a-Lago Tuesday night and gave an uncharacteristically low-energy victory speech.

Simply bringing the  sleazy Corey Lewandowski onstage and commending his work isn't enough to get the juices flowing. We've all heard the "win, win, win" spiel; throw a steak! And the whole "I miss my Barron" scene was a little too Harry Chapin melancholic, even for a sad clown.

Is everything O.K., Donald? You don't seem yourself.

Good news: it seems Trump had a restful four hours of beauty sleep Tuesday night and returned to form to post on Instagram the most alt-comedic attack add in recent memory:

Is this what we want for a President?

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

A couple of minor points here:

  1. The spookiest footage of Putin the Trump camp could find was the Russian President in karate class?
  2. Clinton was barking in reference to a political ad (no less) featuring a fact-checking dog that barks at lying politicians. "I want to figure out how we can do that with Republicans," she then said.

That said, this ad is nothing short of a work of art. Should this become a series, here's my pick for the next "punchline":

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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