Presidential Election : Clinton Vs. Trump

1285 Words Nov 13th, 2016 6 Pages
Clinton vs. Trump: Two Different People, Two Different Americas
During the 2016 Presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, there were many campaign advertisements from both sides that strongly resonated with voters. Clinton’s role model ad, for example, sent a powerful message by illustrating Trump’s substandard behavior as a presidential candidate. On the other hand, Trump’s “Hillary Clinton won 't Change Washington” ad demonstrated Clinton’s ineffectiveness as a leader as well as being part of the problem and not the solution. For example, one of the reasons that Trump was able to win the 2016 presidency was to increase voter turnout from the white working class male by connecting Clinton to the Washington elites. As a result, this paper will be examining the effects and implications that both of these campaign ads had towards the electorate in terms of how each candidate’s message played a role in the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. One of the ways the Clinton campaign targeted Trump was to focus on his individual character. In Clinton’s role model ad, she illustrates the controversial quotes from Trump by replaying his statements while children are watching on television. In some of the scenes, Trump is seen encouraging the act of violence or the appearance of violence by stating the following: “You know what they used to do to guys like that when they were in a place like this, they be carried out on a stretcher”, “And you can tell them…
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