Trump's First TV Ad Is Not Subtle

'He’ll quickly cut the head off ISIS and take their oil'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2016 5:33 AM CST

Donald Trump's first TV ad of the 2016 election is about as understated as Trump himself is on the campaign trail. Which is to say, not very understated. It makes ominous references to ISIS ("he'll quickly cut the head off" and "take their oil"), banning Muslim travelers, and making Mexico pay for a new border wall, then wraps up with the candidate "thundering" that he'll make America great again, reports the Washington Post. In other words, "vintage Trump," observes the Wall Street Journal. Expect more where that came from. With less than a month to go before the first votes are cast in the 2016 election, Trump has promised to start spending $2 million a week on TV advertising.

"The world is laughing at us, at our stupidity," he tells the Post in an interview about his new ads. "It’s got to stop. We’ve got to get smart fast—or else we won’t have a country.” (More Donald Trump 2016 stories.)

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