A super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton has started running ads in Pennsylvania, including one that attacks Trump as someone who mocks people with disabilities.
Last year, when Trump was defending his claim that thousands of Muslims had cheered the 9/11 attack on New York, he referred to a Washington Post story and ridiculed the reporter, Serge Kovaleski, in a way that seemed to mock his physical disability.
The one-minute ad from the super PAC Priorities USA Action features an Ohio couple, Chris and Lauren Glaros, whose daughter was born with spina bifida.
“When I saw Donald Trump mock a disabled person, I was just shocked,” Lauren Glaros says in the ad, followed by video of Trump waving his arms in an awkward fashion and saying, “You oughta see this guy, ‘ah, I don’t know what I said, I don’t remember.'”
Kovaleski has arthrogryposis, a condition that impairs movement of his arms.
When the controversy arose in November, Trump denied he was mocking the reporter and said he should “stop using his disability to grandstand.”
Priorities USA spokesman Justin Barasky says the ad is part of a $10.5 million advertising campaign the group will wage in Pennsylvania through Election Day.
As a super PAC, Priorities USA Action can accept contributions of any size, but must report its donors and may not coordinate with the Clinton campaign.
Campaign finance reports show the committee has raised more than $88 million since the beginning of last year.
Neither the Trump nor Clinton campaigns are currently advertising in Pennsylvania.