Clinton, in a 2014 interview, said the Washington team’s “Redskins” nickname was “insensitive.”
“I think that there’s no reason for it to continue as the name of a team in our nation’s capital,” Clinton said.
The ad rehashes the interview as evidence that Clinton is out of touch with football-watching voters.
“Yeah, you thought you were safe sitting in your recliner in your man cave, cold beer and a bowl of chips,” the ad’s narrator says. “Ha, you thought you’d escaped politics by focusing on football. Wrong. Hillary Clinton wants to mess up your football, too. Hillary wants to change the name of the Redskins.”
“Hillary’s priorities,” it concludes, “are not your priorities.”
Clinton was among the political leaders ― including President Barack Obama and at least 50 U.S. senators ― that called on Washington owner Daniel Snyder to change the controversial name. Many Native Americans have opposed the name for decades, with prominent Native American groups labeling it a “dictionary-defined racial slur.”
Trump, in contrast, has said he supports keeping the name. Watch the ad above.
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.