Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton released two attack ads Wednesday, targeting Republican nominee Donald Trump, following the campaign suspensions of Republicans Ted Cruz and John Kasich this week.
In order to secure her party's nomination to face Trump in the general election, Clinton must still defeat fellow Democratic rival Bernie Sanders. However, she currently leads the close race in pledged delegates. Rachel Maddow recently reported that Clinton is presumably banking on gaining the support of superdelegates at the Democratic convention to clinch the nomination, and is now focusing her energy on defeating Trump, instead of the primaries.
In one of the ads, the Clinton campaign highlights Trump's divisive comments aimed at Muslims, women and Mexicans. Clinton goes on to highlight some of his troubling policy positions. "I will get rid of gun free zones on schools. My first day it gets signed," he says in the ad. Trump the use of torture in the video, saying: "What do you think of waterboarding? I said it's fine and if you want to go stronger, I would go stronger too."
Clinton showcases Trump's desire to not only defund Planned Parenthood, but to make abortion illegal. "There has to be some form of punishment," Trump says regarding women who seek abortions.
Her second ad, however, cuts deeper, as it features fellow members of Trump's Republican Party including Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina and former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking out against Trump. The politicians refer to him as a "phony," a "bully" and a "know-nothing candidate." The ad ends with Jeb Bush declaring, in a very sincere moment of frustration, that Trump "needs therapy."
Watch Hillary Clinton's ad targeting Republican nominee Donald Trump below.