For weeks, pundits had been wondering why Donald Trump is holding back from launching direct attacks on Hillary Clinton: after all, only some unpredictable event, or a "brokered convention" (which would "lead to riots" according to Trump) can prevent Trump from being the republican candidate at this point, and the longer Trump delays, the higher the momentum against him on the national arena.
That all changed earlier today when Trump finally launched his first "attack ad" against Hillary in a tweet asking "Is this what we want for a president":
Is this what we want for a President? https://t.co/2yYy6Nyta9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 16, 2016
The clip, which will surely attact national attention tonight, contains everything from a laughing Putin, to an ISIS terrorist, and of course, a barking Hillary, has a simple message: "we don't neet to be a punchline." It will resonate.