On Thursday, a Clinton SuperPAC responded with a very similar video. Instead of Clinton barking, it is Trump talking.
It’s a clip from “Morning Joe” on Wednesday, in which Trump is asked whom he consults with “so that you’re ready on day one.”
“I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things,” Trump answers.
Then there is a shot of Clinton, laughing.
“We don’t need another punchline,” the ad says.
The Trump and pro-Clinton spots convey the same message — that “when it comes to facing our toughest opponents,” the U.S. doesn’t need another “punchline.”
The Clinton SuperPAC, PrioritiesUSA, has gotten a big chunk of its financing from Hollywood figures like Haim Saban and Jeffrey Katzenberg. It’s already produced a series of anti-Trump Web videos.
Clinton made the barking noises when she was relaying a story at a campaign event in Reno, Nevada, last month.
One person who is apparently upset over the Trump spot is the Kremlin. A spokesman said they felt “negative” about the ad because it shows a “demonization” of Russia.
See Trump and pro-Clinton spots below.