Clinton Resurrects Famous Ad in New Spot Against Trump

The 'Daisy' girl is all grown up now
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 31, 2016 9:25 AM CDT

The Clinton campaign is going nuclear in a new ad against Donald Trump. The spot revisits the famous "Daisy" ad of 1964 in which a girl plucking a daisy is used to raise the specter of nuclear war, reports the Arizona Republic. (Here's the original.) Back then, LBJ ran the spot to depict Barry Goldwater as too unhinged to be near the nuclear codes, and now Hillary Clinton is trying to do the same in regard to Donald Trump. The new spot features Monique Luiz, the now grown-up woman who starred in the original.

"This was me in 1964," Luiz says in the spot. "The fear of nuclear war that we had as children, I never thought our children would ever have to deal with that again. And to see that coming forward in this election is really scary." But a Trump spokesman calls the ad a "sad and a desperate attempt" by the Clinton camp to distract from the latest email controversy. "The fact of the matter is, the world has become a less safe place during the Obama and Clinton administration," said Jason Miller on CNN. (More Daisy Ad stories.)

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