Presidential races

Trump accuses attack ad of taking him out of context

Getty Images

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Tuesday accused a super-PAC ad of unfairly taking his words out of context. 

{mosads}Priorities USA, a group aligned with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton, released the ad Monday night as Democrats shift toward the general election and focus on Trump.
The 30-second video includes audio of Trump speaking about women while people wearing shirts with his face mouth his remarks. It asks viewers, “Does Donald Trump really speak for you?” The pro-Clinton group is reportedly planning to spend $6 million on ads against Trump in the coming weeks.
The first ad includes Trump commenting on Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly having “blood coming out of her … wherever” during the first GOP debate in August and commenting on Kim Kardashian’s “fat ass” in 2013, along with comments about dating his daughter, Ivanka, and remarking on “flat-chested” women.
“When it comes down to these sort of super-PAC ads attacking Mr. Trump, it’s going to end up coming back to bite her,” Trump adviser Michael Cohen said Tuesday during an appearance on CNN’s “New Day.”
Cohen referenced Clinton’s lower favorability numbers among men compared to Trump.
“So she has to stick with the women, right? Otherwise she’s going to be blown out of this race,” Cohen said, accusing her of trying to “create this gender warfare.” 
“Unfortunately for her, it’s not going to work, because women understand Donald Trump is not sexist, he’s not misogynistic — he doesn’t care,” Cohen continued, mentioning jobs and national security.
“He’s a counter-puncher,” Cohen said later, attempting to explain Trump’s attacks on Clinton by going after her husband’s past infidelity. “You call him a sexist — ‘No, you’re an enabler.’ “
Justin Barasky, communications director for Priorities USA, responded to Trump’s accusations in as series of tweets Tuesday morning:
Tags 2016 presidential election Donald Trump Hillary Clinton Priorities USA
See all Hill.TV See all Video