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New Clinton ad echos 1964 'Daisy' spot to hit Trump on nuclear weapons

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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign enlisted the star of a famous American political ad to help hit Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's remarks regarding nuclear weapons.

When she was 3 years old, Monique Luiz starred in Lyndon B. Johnson’s 1964 "Daisy" ad, which featured a young girl playing with a flower amid a countdown to a nuclear launch. Johnson used the ad, though it aired only once, to paint his opponent, Republican Barry Goldwater, as reckless with nuclear weapons.

"This was me in 1964," Luiz says in the new Clinton ad. "The fear of nuclear war that we had as children, I never thought our children would ever have to deal with that again. And to see that coming forward in this election is really scary."

The ad also shows a clip of Trump saying he wants to be “unpredictable” as president.

“Bomb the s**t out of them,” Trump adds in another clip.

Trump campaign spokesman Jason Miller told CNN that the ad is "a sad and a desperate attempt" to distract from recent revelations about the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state.

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