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Las Vegas teen featured in anti-Trump digital ad campaign

Posted at 12:29 PM, Jun 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-24 15:29:45-04

A Democratic super PAC is launching ads against Donald Trump that feature a 17-year-old Las Vegas cancer survivor.

Dante Latchman talks in the 30-second spot about fighting a rare form of cancer in his spine that's made it difficult for him to walk.

The ad flashes to a clip of Trump mimicking New York Times reporter Serge Kovaleski, who has chronic condition that affects the movement of his arms. Latchman tells the camera he wants a president who inspires him, not makes fun of him.

The Priorities USA super PAC is spending $500,000 to run the ads on Facebook, Instagram, Pandora and before other online videos in battleground states including Nevada.

It's part of the group's multimillion-dollar "Stop Trump/Stop Hate" campaign aimed at millennial voters.