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Donald Trump on Monday morning launched his first television ad, and it includes images of the San Bernardino attack suspects, Islamic State militants and what looks to be foreigners entering the U.S.
The Washington Post first reported details of the commercial on Sunday night.
The GOP presidential candidate’s ad begins with a shot of President Barack Obama and Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton before launching into the montage.
A narrator says: “That’s why he’s calling for a temporary shutdown of Muslims entering the United States, until we can figure out what’s going on. He’ll quickly cut the head off ISIS and take their oil. And he’ll stop illegal immigration by building a wall on our southern border that Mexico will pay for.”
In the ad, there’s a shot of a U.S. battleship launching a cruise-missile strike as the narrator declares Trump will “cut the head off ISIS.”
The ad closes with footage from Trump saying, “We will make America great again!”
The first in a series of ads that are set to air in the final month before the Iowa caucuses, Trump told the Washington Post that he hopes the upcoming spots will make an impression on undecided voters. “The world is laughing at us, at our stupidity,” he told the paper. “It’s got to stop. We’ve got to get smart fast — or else we won’t have a country.”
Last week, Trump announced plans to spend a minimum of $2 million per week on his campaign ads. “I’m going to be doing big ads in Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and they’re going to be very substantial. And I think they’re very well done,” he said.
Watch the ad below or on Trump’s website.
Jan. 4, 5:10 a.m. This story has been updated with Trump’s ad and to clarify images from the video.
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