Trump targets Clinton with foreign policy propaganda

Donald Trump Ad: We don't need a punch line.

by Austin Stallings
Journalism Intern

After the Tuesday primary results, a general election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton appears to be probable. Donald Trump released an ad via Twitter attacking Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy. The ad shows Russian President Vladimir Putin practicing mixed-martial-arts, as well as a member of ISIS pointing a handgun at the camera, followed by a clip of Clinton barking like a dog at one of her campaign rallies. The ad finishes with the statement, “We don’t need to be a punchline.”

The nature of the ad is light-hearted but as the landscape of the general election seems to favor a Trump/Clinton matchup, it appears that foreign policy will be a heavily debated issue.

It should be noted that Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State under the Obama administration until she resigned in 2012 after the Benghazi incident. As Secretary of State she imposed crippling sanctions against Iran, brokered a cease fire in Gaza, and supported President Obama’s decision to bring Osama Bin Laden to justice.

Trump has gone on the record to say some pretty frightening and controversial words over foreign policy. Trump’s campaign website has only one reference to foreign affairs, trade reform with China. In past interviews Trump has said that he would “take out their families” when referring to terrorists, which is a war crime under the Geneva Convention. When asked about his unlawful stance at past debates he assured viewers that he would be able to convince the U.S military to commit the unlawful acts.

As the geopolitical nightmare of the Middle East continues, candidates will continue to square off on the issues, foreign and domestic.

The Gayly 03/17/2016 @ 1:03 p.m.