Clinton TV Ad Featuring New England Factory Hits Trump For Outsourcing

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In a new television ad, the Hillary Clinton campaign features an American shirt factory as it criticizes Donald Trump for outsourcing his clothing lines.

Robert Kidder, the owner of the New England Shirt Company in Massachusetts, which was founded in 1883, explains in the ad titled “Shirts” that Trump makes his clothes overseas.

“Donald Trump’s brand of shirts come from China, his suits from Mexico, his coats from India,” Kidder says in the ad. “Trump’s products have been made in 12 other countries because he says there’s no place in America that he can make them.”

“Well, there is,” he adds. “You know, Donald Trump says he’ll make America great again while he’s taking the shirts right off our backs.”

The 30-second spot will begin airing this week and is part of a “previously announced broadcast buy in Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania,” according to the Clinton campaign.

The campaign announced Monday that they would spend $80 million on ads through the fall and $3 million for the rest of August.

Watch the ad:

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