Trump's first national TV ad hits Clinton on 'rigged' system, border security

Trump's first national ad calls out Clinton on 'rigged' system, border security
Trump's first national ad calls out Clinton on 'rigged' system, border security

Donald Trump on Friday put out his first national TV advertisement for the election, attacking Hillary Clinton on multiple fronts.

"In Hillary Clinton's America, the system stays rigged against Americans. Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting Social Security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open, it's more of the same, but worse," the advertisement begins.

The footage shows police officers escorting a handcuffed man through a desert scene, as well as people sitting in a line on the ground near uniformed police. Many faces in the video are blurred or obscured, leaving only their dark hair and skin as identifying markers.

The comparison between Clinton and Trump changes tone midway through the ad, when a military helicopter blazes through the sky, followed by a series of scenes showing the Border Patrol on the move, an armed soldier in silhouette and a military ship on the water. Two smiling families are shown, too, including an African-American family gazing at the American flag.

The ad ends with a voiceover from the Republican presidential hopeful himself and a thumbs-up portrait of him in one of his signature red "Make America Great Again" caps.

Clinton rolled out her first national TV ad for the general election in June.

Who We Are | Hillary Clinton
Who We Are | Hillary Clinton