In her campaign's latest anti-Trump ad, Hillary Clinton lets the Republican Party speak for her. The video features clips of Ted Cruz, Mitt Romney, Marco Rubio, and other GOP figures condemning Donald Trump's policies and character. Now that Ted Cruz and John Kasich have dropped out of the race and a Sanders victory looks unlikely, Trump appears to be Clinton's primary target. "'President Trump' is a dangerous proposition,' Clinton said in a tweet sharing the video Wednesday morning.
The ad draws attention to Trump's rude behavior toward journalists, his propensity to show off his wealth, and his bigoted viewpoints. It ends with Jeb Bush claiming the real estate mogul "needs therapy."
Clinton is right to point out Trump doesn't have unequivocal support even from his own party. A recent Washington Post analysis showed the candidate has more Republican votes against him than any other GOP nominee in recent history. And a recent letter from the editors in The Boston Globe titled "The GOP Must Stop Trump" urges Republicans to find a more moderate candidate. "The Republican Party’s standard deserves to be hoisted by an honorable and decent man," it reads.
Given that most Democrats are already unlikely to vote for Trump and some Republicans have even said they'd vote for Clinton if Trump were the alternative, Clinton may be trying to appeal to her less likely supporters: those from the opposing party.