Chelsea Manning’s First Political Ad Is Out and Yes It Is Cringeworthy

This frame from video released by the Chelsea Manning Senate campaign on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 shows Chelsea Manning in a campaign video. Manning on Sunday confirmed via Twitter that she is a candidate for U.S. Senate. (Chelsea Manning For US Senate via AP)

Traitor Chelsea Manning, whose sentence was commuted by President Obama last year, announced last week that he’s running for Senate in Maryland. Sunday, his campaign released its first ad and, oh boy, is it just as awful as you might imagine.

Manning begins by attacking the police. A common thread for him. On Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, Manning tweeted “F*** the police,” followed by his signature excessive use of emojis.

He goes on to say he thinks Americans don’t need better politicians, we need ones who will fight.

So, Donald Trump then? After all, that was many Trump supporters earliest and best reason they could come up with for supporting him; “He fights!”

Watch the trainwreck:

Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin (D), who’s defending his seat in 2018, isn’t seen as being in danger of losing his seat.