Hillary Clinton's campaign edits out scene in Trump-bashing video featuring graffiti of Trump and Putin kissing

Screen Shot 2016 06 02 at 2.11.08 PMHillary ClintonA screenshot from the video.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a scathing video Thursday that originally featured a photo of graffiti in Lithuania displaying Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin locking lips.

But early Thursday afternoon, the footage of the graffiti was apparently replaced after the video appeared to be taken down for a brief period.

The graffiti, which alludes to a famous 1979 photograph of then-Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev kissing communist East German president and ally Erich Honecker, went viral last month as a representation of concern about Trump’s attitude toward the US relationship with Russia.

A spokesman for Clinton’s campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment from Business Insider.

The video, titled “The Trump Doctrine,” took aim at Donald Trump’s foreign-policy positions ahead of a huge Thursday speech from Clinton in California. She was set to home in on the attacks made against Trump in the video, which suggested his policy propositions would create “chaos” in the world, that he would be willing to “cosy up” with dictators, and that he would not be concerned about nuclear proliferation.

Trump lashed out at Clinton on Twitter in advance of the speech.

“With all of the Crooked Hillary Clinton’s foreign policy experience, she has made so many mistakes – and I mean real monsters!” he said. “No more HRC.”

Here is a screenshot of the now-deleted scene:

Watch the full video from Clinton’s campaign below:


There’s only one word for Trump’s approach to foreign policy and national security: chaos.https://t.co/Sx9s6NAGmr
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 2, 2016

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