The ad below plays in part on the news reported today by USA Today:
Hillary Clinton’s campaign is seizing on new reports about Donald Trump’s business ties to Russia, saying they may explain positions he’s taken friendly to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
On Thursday, ABC News reported that prospective U.S. sanctions against Russia could be in direct conflict with Trump’s business interests, citing “numerous connections to Russian interests both in the U.S. and abroad.”
Last week, Newsweek raised questions about Trump’s relations with a controversial Russian figure, Vladimir Potanin, a mining, metals, banking and real estate billionaire deeply tied to the Russian government.
In response, former secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former CIA deputy director Michael Morell held a conference call in which they demanded that Trump detail his financial stake in Russia and vice versa, including by releasing his taxes.
“His interests are in himself, not in the United States,” said Albright, in a call arranged by the Clinton campaign. “He is a gift to Putin, and now we can see that Putin is a gift to him,” she said.
The man who could be your next president may be deeply indebted to another country. Do you trust him to run ours? pic.twitter.com/5TU9olTqd5
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 22, 2016