Trump fires off first post-Comey attack ad against Hillary, and it’s a doozy

Trump fires off first post-Comey attack ad against Hillary, and it’s a doozy
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As I wrote yesterday in the wake of FBI Director James Comey’s presentation of the facts and inexplicable recommendation that federal prosecutors not seek an indictment, Hillary Clinton is not totally home free. She now faces the burden of convincing an electorate that already finds her untrustworthy that her negligence in mishandling classified information is not a liability for a would-be president.

She of course will try to change the national conversation by urging voters to look forward, not backward. But Trump’s political machine will remind voters of her many blatant during the FBI investigation of her private email server.

They have already begun. Here is an ad the Trump campaign ran on Facebook late yesterday. It had already been viewed 6 million times as this post went to press.

Ads like this still may not be enough to turn the tide of the election in November. First of all, the chattering class on the Left is already claiming victory in Emailgate, insisting — falsely — that Comey’s statement yesterday vindicates Clinton. Second, there are those who made their minds up long ago that the U.S. is overdue for its first woman president.

Time will tell.

(h/t Larry O’Connor, Hot Air)

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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