Clinton’s campaign has been banking on Trump’s rhetoric and plans on immigration to drive Latino turnout in her direction, and aides said that Thursday’s court decision further highlights the differences between the two candidates — as well as the importance of which of them will fill the current vacancy on the Supreme Court that resulted in the 4-to-4 deadlock.
Trump has promised to deport the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants in the United States and build a wall on the southern U.S. border to keep them out. He has also voiced confidence that Hispanics will rally around him, despite poll numbers to the contrary.
Clinton’s ad opens with a clip from MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” in which Trump is asked by co-host Mika Brzezinski, “Are you going to have a massive deportation force?”
“You’re going to have a deportation force,” he replies.
The balance of the ad features voices of American Latinos who trace their immigrant roots.
“As I look at American history, I see that this has always been a country of we, not me,” Clinton chimes in. “We stand together because we are stronger together.”
The Clinton campaign said the ad would air nationally Sunday during the final match of the Copa America soccer tournament.