Clinton’s ‘nasty’ Trump ads are mostly his own words

(AP file)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making “nasty” ads about him. But most of Clinton’s commercials about Trump merely include clips of him speaking.

The most frequently used Clinton advertisements about Trump show regular people, often in the flicker of a television set, spliced with footage of Trump. The Republican presidential nominee’s decades of fame have given the Democratic contender a bounty of material.

Trump is paying attention. During Monday’s debate, he told Clinton he’s noticed “the very nasty commercials that you do on me.”

The Associated Press reviewed Clinton’s 32 different general election ads that have aired on broadcast television and national cable and found 24 that show or mention Trump. The majority of those feature raw footage of him rather than others opining on his words and actions.

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