Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway on Wednesday slammed a new ad from a Hillary Clinton-aligned super PAC that features the GOP nominee declaring, “I love war.”
The 30-second spot from Priorities USA out Tuesday, dubbed “I Love War,” includes Trump saying, “I love war, in a certain way” at a November 2015 rally, declaring he knows “more about ISIS than the generals do” and calling “the power, the devastation” of nuclear weapons “very important to me.”
But Conway accused the organizing committee of “cherry-picking little snippets” while not giving the full context of Trump’s remarks.
“This woman [Clinton] was secretary of state for four years. And I think the reason she’s struggling in the polls part is because aren’t really fond of that record and she will be held account for that record,” Conway said in a “Good Morning America” interview, as quoted by Politico.
When asked what Trump meant by saying “I love war,” Conway demurred.
“I’d have to see the entire snippet there but obviously many commanders in chief have made the very difficult decision to go to war,” she said.
A Politifact fact-check of the same Trump remarks, used in a June Priorities USA ad, noted while Trump did say “I love war” and said he wouldn’t rule out using nuclear weapons, additional context is needed to interpret the remarks, leading to a “half true” ruling.
You can watch the ad spot below via Priorities USA: