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Trump hits ‘pay-to-play’ Clinton in new ad

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Donald Trump accuses Hillary Clinton of building a fortune based on trading political favors in the GOP presidential nominee’s latest ad, released Wednesday. 

{mosads}”The Clintons: from dead broke to worth hundreds of millions,” the video’s narrator says. 
 
“So how did Hillary end up filthy rich? Pay-to-play politics.”
 
The ad goes on to accuse Clinton’s family foundation of accepting money from “criminals, dictators [and] countries that hate America.”
 
It rehashes some of the more biting accusations against the Clinton Foundation, including that it “exploited Haitians in need” and turned over “American uranium rights” to a Russian company whose backers included foundation donors. 
 
“Hillary Clinton only cares about power, money and herself,” the ad concludes. 
 
The Trump campaign has quickly seized on Tuesday’s ABC News report that showed State Department officials sought to prioritize requests from Clinton family friends looking for land disaster relief grants, arguing that it’s proof Clinton put her friends above the people of Haiti. 
 
The new video will be rotated into the campaign’s ad buys in battleground states and also air nationally, the campaign said. 
 
It’s the second ad since Trump declared that the “shackles” are off as he turns to a scorched-earth approach in the hopes of recovering from the bombshell release of a 2005 recording in which he talks about attempting to sleep with a married woman and groping women without consent. The first ad, released Monday, questioned Clinton’s stamina and included footage of her coughing and her pneumonia-induced stumble while leaving a 9/11 memorial event this year.  

 
Trump has been outgunned on the airwaves by the Clinton campaign, which is outspending him in all but two battleground states. 
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