Trump and the Clintons: Just Past Pals or Friends Forever?

The Cruz campaigned released a commercial accusing Hillary Clinton and Donald J. Trump of not understanding the middle class.

By CRUZ for PRESIDENT on Publish Date April 21, 2016.

A well-worn video clip of Mrs. Clinton saying “We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt,” fills a translucent flat-screen television, with a sweeping vista of New York City swirling in the background. “It was not easy,” Mrs. Clinton says in the interview.

“It has not been easy for me,” Mr. Trump continues, as the camera cuts to a campaign event featuring the Republican front-runner, before skipping ahead to Mr. Trump recalling how his father gave him a “small loan” of a million dollars.

A narrator proclaims, “They just don’t get it,” as a photograph of the Trumps and the Clintons smiling at Mr. Trump’s wedding fills the screen. “Ted Cruz does,” the narrator continues, rapidly listing major lines of Mr. Cruz’s platform like “cut taxes,” “roll back regulation” and “repeal Obamacare.”

The advertisement concludes with a new campaign slogan: “For a change, Ted Cruz.”

The Message

A multilayered criticism of Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton, painting them as out-of-touch, rich elites who do not understand “working-class families,” while also linking the two, which neither candidate would welcome.

Fact Check

The statements from Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump are accurate as portrayed. Mrs. Clinton explained her comments in a subsequent interview with ABC.

For more, see http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/22/us/politics/ted-cruz-ad.html

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