GOP frontrunner promises to “cut the head off of ISIS” in spot that will air in Iowa and New Hampshire
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign released their first official TV ad on Monday, and it’s not shy about his controversial plan to ban Muslims from entering the United States.
“The politicians can pretend it’s something else,” the narrator says over images of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. “But Donald Trump calls it radical Islamic terrorism.”
The 30-second spot then evokes Trump’s proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country until “we can figure out what’s going on.” It then says that Trump “will quickly cut the head off of ISIS and take their oil.”
The ad closes with Trump’s proposal to build a wall, funded by the Mexican government, along the U.S. southern border.
In a press release on his official campaign website, Trump said that he will be spending over $2 million per week to air the ad in early primary states Iowa and New Hampshire.
“We have spent the least amount of money and have the best results and this is the kind of thinking the country needs,” Trump said in a statement. “I am very proud of this ad, I don’t know if I need it, but I don’t want to take any chances because if I win we are going to make America great again.”
Trump has remained a clear frontrunner in the race for the Republican party’s presidential nomination, as he has continued to top a number of national polls. Trump’s high poll numbers come as the candidate and business tycoon has repeatedly made offensive and inflammatory remarks about Muslims, Mexican immigrants and women.
Following the mass shooting in San Bernardino, California in Dec., which was carried out by a married Muslim couple, Trump proposed “a total and complete shutdown”of Muslims entering the United States, until lawmakers “can figure out what is going on.”
Watch the video below.