Priorities USA, a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, has released an attack ad against Republican Donald Trump, who called it ''pathetic'' and misrepresentative of the facts. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton's campaign for the presidency released an ad on Monday (May 16) attacking Republican Donald Trump with his own words. Paid for by the Super PAC Priorities USA, the ad was set to begin airing on American television stations as part of a barrage of ads leading up to the general election. A Super PAC is a political action committee that can raise unlimited funds for a political goal but cannot coordinate with candidates. The ad features people wearing T-shirts picturing Trump mouthing comments he has made in the past as audio of Trump making the comments plays. Trump, who can be as free with his personal attacks on men, has consistently polled poorly with women. Democrats and Republicans both accuse Trump of sexism over verbal insults lobbed at Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly and former Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina. Meanwhile, Trump has accused Democrat Hillary Clinton of exploiting her gender to win votes and said she would have little support if she were not a woman. The New York billionaire businessman took to Twitter to denounce the Priorities USA ad. "Amazing the Crooked Hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the WORST abuser of woman in U.S. political history", he wrote on his Twitter page. Clinton is under pressure to do well in Democratic nominating contests in Kentucky and Oregon on Tuesday so she can turn her attention to the general election and the mounting attacks on her by Republican candidate Donald Trump. The continued presence in the race of Bernie Sanders - who remains a long-shot to upset Clinton and win the Democratic nomination - is prompting concerns among Clinton allies that he will damage her ability to take on Trump and hurt the Democrat in the fall.