NEW YORK (CNN) —Hillary Clinton is taking to the airwaves to confront Donald Trump, airing her first television ad here in New York to challenge the Republican billionaire in hopes of strengthening her own bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"When some say we can solve America's problems by building walls, banning people based on their religion and turning against each other," Clinton says in the ad, "well, this is New York. And we know better."
The ad, which Clinton narrates herself, comes as she starts planting her flag for the New York primary April 19. She's engaged in a fierce Democratic primary battle with Sen. Bernie Sanders, but the new ad underscores her new effort to present herself as the best candidate to stop Trump from reaching the White House.
"When we pull together, we do the biggest things in the world," Clinton says.
The ad directly takes on Trump, showing footage of a hotel he is developing in Washington, with a sign saying: "Coming in 2016: Trump." The ad also shows footage of violent rallies, including a Trump supporter punching a protestor.