The latest campaign ad from Hillary Clinton offers a compendium of big-screen bullies going back a few decades, including those portrayed in “Back to the Future,” “The Karate Kid” and “Mean Girls.”
The 60-second spot suggests Donald Trump fits into that tradition, interspersing clips of the movies with similar lines that the Republican nominee has employed during the campaign (“Get ‘em out of here,” “stupid,” and “he’s like a little baby,” among them).
The ad ends by showing Clinton, the Democratic nominee, comforting a young girl at a rally after the girl shares that people talk behind her back because she has asthma.
Clinton — who has frequently called Trump a bully on the campaign trail — declares in the ad that it’s important to stand up to them, adding: “We shouldn’t let anybody bully his way into the presidency.”
The ad is the latest from Clinton seeking to focus on Trump’s character and comes during a stretch when she has pledged to focus more on her agenda for the country.
Aides say that spot will rotate into existing buys in the seven battleground states that Clinton is targeting: Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Pennsylvania.
For those whose memories of movie classics have grown fuzzy, here's a complete list of the characters included in the spot: Scott Farkus from “A Christmas Story,” Nurse Ratched from “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” Biff Tannen from “Back to the Future,” Mick from “Teen Wolf,” Johnny Lawrence from “The Karate Kid,” and Regina George from “Mean Girls.”