The Morning Joe show watched Hillary Clinton’s new Donald Trump ad this morning, called “Mirrors,” and they were not happy – with Donald Trump. Hillary for America says the ad “underlines Donald Trump’s hateful and offensive message that he’s sending to girls across the country.
The ad shows little girls and young women looking in the mirror as they hear Trump’s own words and asks, ‘Is this the president we want for our daughters?’”
In the ad, you are treated to Donald Trump’s views on women, saying things such as “I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers”; “She’s a slob, she ate like a pig”; and, “A person who is flat-chested, it’s very hard to be a 10.”
Watch “Mirrors” courtesy of Hillary for America:
Take a look at Morning Joe’s response courtesy of MSNBC:
Nicole Wallace pointed to the profound effect the ad has on men, who are protective of their daughters. Rick Tyler, former communications director for the Cruz campaign, agreed.
Mika Brzezinski said, after watching,
“You grow up as a young girl and a young woman in America, and the first thing that you’re hit with as a girl is all those types of things, and it hurts.”
As she then pointed out, Trump has given the Clinton campaign a lot of material.
Donny Deutsch, demonstrating the ad’s effect on a male audience, had an even stronger response, saying,
“You want to punch him in that ad. You want to literally punch his face.”
“It hurts our girls,” agreed Brzezinski. “It shapes their futures, it shapes their choices, it shapes their outlook.”
Deutsch continued, confessing that,
“To me, the biggest concern about a Trump presidency, beyond the nuclear codes, is how does it set up for our behavior?… He is setting the mark for what is appropriate, acceptable and even aspirational behavior.”
Nick Confessore of The New York Times pointed to his chest and said, “I have two daughters, I feel that ad right here.”
We all do. If you have a heart, it is impossible not to. The ad is powerful and effective, highlighting, says Hillary for America, “the dangers of a Trump presidency simply by replaying his own words.”
Those words are ugly, bullying, and hurtful, and Donald Trump’s attitude towards women not only unforgivable, but intolerable.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.