Trump Campaign Starts Airing Attack Ad That Calls Clinton 'Dangerous'

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Donald Trump's campaign has started airing an attack ad that calls Hillary Clinton "dangerous" and shows images and clips of her stumbling and coughing. Though the YouTube upload of the ad (below) is, as of this writing, still "unlisted" (i.e., not officially made public), ad-tracking firm tells Advertising Age that the commercial started airing Wednesday on national television in multiple dayparts -- primarily early fringe, but also primetime, early morning, daytime and late fringe. So far it's appeared on five networks -- CBS, CNN, Headline News, TLC and OWN -- on shows including "Erin Burnett OutFront," "Little Miss Atlanta," "Morning Express With Robin Meade" and "Toddlers & Tiaras."

The full text of the ad's voiceover: "Our next president faces daunting challenges in a dangerous world. Iran promoting terrorism, North Korea threatening, ISIS on the rise, Libya and North Africa in chaos. Hillary Clinton failed every single time as secretary of state. Now she wants to be president. Hillary Clinton doesn't have the fortitude, strength or stamina to lead in our world. She failed as secretary of state. Don't let her fail us again."

Simon Dumenco, aka Media Guy, is an Ad Age editor-at-large. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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