"Role Models"

[Content Note: Bigotry and fearmongering.]

Hillary Clinton's campaign has debuted a powerful new advert titled "Role Models." Though it's about what children are absorbing during this campaign, it's really a message for us all.

Video Description: Rueful piano music. Video of diverse children in different settings, watching TV. Audio of various clips of Donald Trump speaking: "I love the old days. You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this? They'd be carried out on a stretcher, folks. ... And you can tell them to go [bleep] themselves! ... I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters, okay? It's like incredible. ... When Mexico sends its people, they're bringing drugs; they're bringing crime; they're rapists. ... You know, you could see there was blood coming out of her eyes; blood coming out of her wherever. ... You gotta see this guy [mocks a physically disabled man] 'Ahhh I don't know what I said! I don't remember!'" Text onscreen: "Our children are watching. What example will we set for them?" Cut to video of Hillary Clinton speaking at a campaign event: "Our children and grandchildren will look back at this time, at the choices we are about to make, the goals we will strive for, the principles we will live by, and we need to make sure that they can be proud of us." Text onscreen: "Stronger together." In voiceover: "I'm Hillary Clinton, and I approve this message."

We have a choice to make. The choice seems pretty clear to me.

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