Hillary Clinton favors lifting the U.S. embargo against Cuba. But she’s appealing to pro-embargo hardliners in Miami’s Cuban-American community with a new radio ad that highlights a Newsweek report that a Donald Trump business violated the embargo in 1998.
“While our parents and grandparents were fighting the Castro regime both on and off the island, Donald Trump was looking to line his pockets…This is a serious insult to our community,” the narrator says in the new radio spot the Clinton campaign is airing in English and Spanish in Florida.
The ad doesn’t mention Clinton’s Cuba stance. But the real point isn’t Cuba policy but Trump’s apparent duplicity. To drive home that point, the ad features — twice — a clip of Trump from a March 11 news conference at Mar-a-Lago saying “Perhaps there are two Donald Trumps.”