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To Democrats, must-see TV is Trump mocking disabled reporter

July 11, 2016 GMT
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he reads from a teleprompter during a speech in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, July 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures as he reads from a teleprompter during a speech in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, July 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

WASHINGTON (AP) — An advertisement featuring footage of Donald Trump appearing to mock a disabled reporter is flooding the airwaves in some states.

The ad has run some 7,200 times in 10 states across the country, more than almost any other commercial at this early stage of the general election.

The ads are paid for by Priorities USA, a super PAC dedicated to helping elect Hillary Clinton.

Clinton aides say the footage evokes strong reactions from voters in focus groups and other forums.

Clinton’s campaign and other Democratic efforts have made use of the footage. Trump made the comments at a rally in November and denies that he was making fun of the reporter’s disability.