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Hillary Clinton’s Heartbreaking New ‘War Hero’ Ad is the Most Effective In Modern Memory



LOS ANGELES, CA – Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton quietly released a stunning web advertisement on September 17, 2016 entitled “War Hero,” and the video may be the most effective political ad in modern memory.

The video features World War II veteran Joel Sollender, a US Army Prisoner of War who was captured by the Nazis in 1944. In the emotional clip, Sollender watches comments made by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the Family Leadership Summit in July 2015 in Ames, Iowa, wherein Trump criticizes Senator John McCain’s (R-Ariz) status as a war hero. Trump says, I “like people that weren’t captured.” 

Sollender’s response is heart-breaking and a powerful reminder of the power of words, and the need to defeat demagogues like Trump. “Apart from the outrage of the insult to prisoners of war,” Sollender says tearfully, “he insulted all of our military. My war is 70 years ago…and yesterday.”

Sollender concludes, “He’s everything I would not want to be or emulate, and I would hope we would not adulate a man like him and put him into the most precious office in this country.”

The advertisement highlights the harmful effects of Trump’s campaign rhetoric. Insulting various minority groups, veterans, women, people of color, and basically every voting bloc in this Country may have already had long-lasting and harmful effects, and that’s merely as a candidate for office. The Clinton campaign and it’s vast surrogate network have repeatedly reiterated the “our children are listening” theme in the past months, a theme that is presented in a different iteration here, but captures the message all the same:

We can’t afford Donald Trump.

Watch the video for yourself, and grab a tissue. It will be a challenge.


Named one of OUT Magazine's 100 Most Eligible Bachelors of 2017, Alex Mohajer is a controversial up-and-coming political writer and commentator whose unapologetic post-election commentary made him one of the most shared contributors at The Huffington Post. He is the first journalist in America to openly impugn the presidency of Donald Trump in a major publication. Mohajer is the Co-Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Bros4America (formerly Bros4Hillary), a progressive advocacy organization that gained national recognition during the 2016 presidential election for its efforts to elect Hillary Clinton. Named by LGBTQ Nation to their Top 8 People Working to Elect Hillary Clinton. Alex holds a Bachelor of Arts from U.C. Berkeley where he studied politics with progressive champion Robert Reich, and a Juris Doctorate from Chapman University School of Law, where he studied constitutional law with conservative hero Hugh Hewitt. While in law school, he was awarded "Most Likely To Be Held in Contempt" by his graduating class. He has been interviewed for or featured on The Fox News Channel, PolitiFact, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, LA and NY Times, AfterBuzz TV, OUT and Instinct Magazine(s), Dan Savage Blog, TheWrap, Yahoo News, New York Public Radio, The David Pakman Show, The Ann Walker Show, the Hugh Hewitt Show, and more. Alex is an author, public/motivational speaker, and an award-winning singer, actor, and solo artist who was nominated for a 2016 Broadway World Award for Best Male Cabaret Artist. Alex lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Bruce Wayne. Press inquiries and bookings: