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

Published October 17, 2016 5:28PM (EDT)

Hillary Clinton's latest attack ad shines a light on the rhetorical similarities between Donald Trump and 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!").

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."

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:

By Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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