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Clinton targets Republicans with new ad hitting Trump

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Hillary Clinton’s campaign is using Republican criticisms of Donald Trump to paint him as unfit to be commander in chief. 

{mosads}In a 30-second ad titled “Unfit,” Republican officials and columnists express concerns about Trump having access to the nuclear codes. 

“If he governs consistent with some of the things he’s said as a candidate, I would be very frightened,” former CIA Director Michael Hayden says in a clip from a previous news interview.

The advertisement is the latest signal of Clinton’s intent to go after Republican voters in the election.

It is being released the same week that one Republican lawmaker, retiring Rep. Richard Hanna (N.Y.), announced that he would back Clinton over Trump. 

Prominent GOP fundraiser Meg Whitman also announced this week that she would raise money for Clinton in this cycle. 

The new ad uses frequent critics of Clinton to highlight dissatisfaction on the right with Trump. 

In another clip, conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer questions Trump’s temperament. 

“You have to ask yourself, do I want a person of that temperament controlling the nuclear codes? And as of right now, I’d have to say no,” Krauthhammer states. 

The ad will air on national cable television as part of the campaign’s existing ad buy, according to the Clinton campaign. 

Trump has yet to begin a TV ad campaign in the general election despite ramped up fundraising efforts. 

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