WATCH: New Hillary Clinton ad ties Donald Trump to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones

Clinton has previously made a concerted effort to tie her opponent to a "radical fringe" that's taking over the GOP


Brendan Gauthier
October 17, 2016 9:28PM (UTC)

Hillary Clinton's latest attack ad shines a light on the rhetorical similarities between Donald Trump and Infowars.com founder Alex Jones.

The first minute of the ad focuses primarily on Jones' myriad out-there conspiracy theories: on Sandy Hook ("synthetic, completely fake, with actors"), on Sept. 11 ("the official story is a fable"), on the Democratic candidate herself ("She's a freaking demon, and she stinks, and so does Obama"), and on LGBT issues ("I don't like them putting chemicals in the water that turn the friggin' frogs gay!").

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Jones interviewed the Republican presidential nominee in December. And in January, Trump — still in the throes of a primary battle — called Jones a "nice guy."

In a tweet plugging the ad's release, the people behind Clinton's Twitter account encouraged viewers to "watch all the way to the end":

The final seconds of the ad feature a soundbite of Jones celebrating how "surreal" it is "to talk about issues here on air and then word-for-word hear Trump say it two days later. It is amazing."

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Clinton has made a point of tying her opponent to the GOP fringe. In August, she provided an oral history of the alt-right and its embrace of Trump to rally-goers in Reno, Nevada.

"He is taking hate groups mainstream," she explained, "and helping a radical fringe take over the Republican Party."

Watch the new ad below:

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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