While the Internet is still buzzing with speculation about who won the first Democratic debate – we now know who Donald Trump tagged as the winner. The morning after the debate, Trump released an Instagram attack ad targeting Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.
Donald Trump Not #FeelingTheBern
The short attack ad opens up with CNN footage of an ISIS soldier waving a knife and shots of the burning U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, Libya. The narrator warns, “The world is a dangerous place – we need a tough, strong leader.”
The sound of a record screech ushers in a clip of Black Lives Matter protesters disrupting a Sanders campaign rally as the narrator exclaims “and it’s not this guy!”
The ad ends with the message, “Bernie can’t even defend his microphone. How will he defend the country?”
Can Donald Trump Convince Bernie to Go Negative?
This is the latest addition to Donald Trump’s arsenal of Instagram attack ads. Most of his other attacks focus on his Republican rivals, like Jeb Bush, who he repeatedly mocks as being a “confused” and “low-energy” candidate.
Unlike Jeb Bush who was quick to respond to Trump with a counterattack, 74-year-old Sanders is proud to repeat he “has never run a negative political ad in his life.”
But as the 2016 election cycle has already shown, there is a first time for anything.
This article originally appeared at I Agree to See.