Hillary’s Already Using the Words of Rubio, Romney, and Cruz to Attack Trump


If you were wondering how long it would take for Hillary Clinton to start attacking Donald Trump using quotes from other Republicans, wait no longer.

Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz, and especially Mitt Romney feature heavily in a new ad Clinton tweeted out today, saying some pretty brutal things about not just Trump the candidate, but Trump the man.

The ad borrows heavily from Romney’s big anti-Trump speech months ago and from Cruz’s explosion yesterday about The Donald’s moral corrosiveness.

And in addition to all that, Hillary for America sent out a press release today containing tons and tons of quotes from Republicans who have been trashing since last night. A bunch of the #NeverTrump people featured in this Mediaite post from last night are featured in the press release, along with some select others:

Rep. Carlos Curbelo [R-FL]: “I have already said I will not support Mr. Trump, that is not a political decision that is a moral decision.”

Weekly Standard’s Stephen Hayes: “This is what political division looks like. Trump’s claim to be a unifier is not just specious, it’s absurd. This casual dishonesty is a feature of his campaign. And it’s one of many reasons so many Republicans and conservatives oppose Trump and will never support his candidacy. I’m one of them.”

Former RNC Chairman Mel Martinez: “I would not vote for Trump, clearly.”

Townhall editor Guy Benson: “Much to my deep chagrin (& astonishment ~8 months ago), for the 1st time in my life, I will not support the GOP nominee for president.”

George Mason law professor, Republican David Bernstein: “ “I’d rather Hillary Clinton win. I’d rather (and I never thought I’d say this)… If Trump wins the nomination, I will actively seek to prevent him from becoming president.”

Oh, and this is the headline of one of the pieces that Clinton’s campaign is touting:

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You can watch the ad above.

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