November 3, 2016
Our partners at PolitiFact have fact checked the top 10 most-aired presidential ads from key markets in swing states tracked by the Political TV Ad Archive in recent weeks.
Of the top ten, seven are pro-Clinton, and only three are pro-Trump. Unsurprisingly, in an especially nasty campaign season, seven out of the ten ads are attack ads, like this one from Priorities USA Action, a super PAC backing Clinton. The ad features a 17-year-old disabled cancer survivor who says he wouldn’t want a president alongside a clip of Trump from a rally where he flails his arms and says, “Ahh, I don’t know what I said! Ah, I don’t remember!” PolitiFact reports that “The ad’s charge is accurate. Trump was imitating New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has arthrogryposis, a congenital condition which limits the movement of his joints.”
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