Trump’s First Ad Puts Focus Back on the Border

Donald Trump released his first ad of the general election on Friday, using it to show voters what’s really at stake in this election.

It opens with a colorless image of Hillary Clinton looming in front of a bleak Capitol.

“In Hillary Clinton’s America, the system stays rigged against Americans,” the narrator says. “Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open. It’s more of the same, but worse.”

The ad then takes a turn for the triumphant, contrasting that dark reality with the promise of a better future.

“Donald Trump’s America is secure, terrorists and dangerous criminals kept out,” the narrator says over images of helicopters, families, and battleships. “The border secure. Our families safe. Change that makes America safe again: Donald Trump for president.”

In a statement, the Trump campaign – now under fresh management – said the ad was the perfect conclusion to one of the candidate’s strongest weeks.

“The new ad provides a stark comparison between Hillary Clinton’s reality in which Americans are victims of a rigged system in Washington that compromises our borders, jeopardizes our jobs, and flouts our laws, and Trump’s vision for our country in which we secure our borders and put American jobs and safety first,” said the campaign.

The spot, in conjunction with two powerful speeches Trump gave last week on Islamic terrorism and domestic law enforcement, aims to cut through the layers of irrelevant drama that have clouded this election. The substantive differences between Clinton and Trump are too great to reduce this decision down to intangible nonsense such as which candidate you “like” more. This isn’t about which of these two people you want at your next backyard BBQ. This is about rescuing a country that has rapidly become unrecognizable under Obama’s leadership – a style of leadership that Hillary Clinton has sworn to embody.

Now the question becomes: Is it too late?

Trump will be airing the commercial in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania through the end of August; according to swing state polling averages, Clinton is ahead in each of these crucial battlegrounds. Trump’s string of post-convention controversies have dominated mainstream election coverage and his poll numbers have taken a tumble. If Hillary and her liberal confederates in the media can keep the narrative of this election focused on Trump’s distracting remarks, voters will see the Democratic nominee as the lesser of two evils.

To anyone who knows the truth about Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and their destructive, anti-American agenda, this seems almost unbelievable. But that’s the problem; the majority of voters don’t know the truth. They’ve been hypnotized into believing that illegal immigration strengthens our country, that cultural and ethnic diversity comprise the fabric of America’s future, and that anyone who says otherwise is a racist relic from our regrettable past. To win, Trump needs to do just one thing: shatter that hypnotic trance.

Alas, the indoctrination is strong and time is running out.

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