In a new TV spot released Friday, former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore makes the case that he is the right candidate to lead the U.S. in defeating the Islamic State and takes aim at Democrats for their refusal to say "radical Islamic terrorists."
The ad, titled "Trust," features Gilmore listing off his national security credentials, including his service in Army Intelligence and time as chairman of a terrorism commission that warned of an attack before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. He was Virginia governor during the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
"I'm not a Washington politician or an amateur," Gilmore says. "As president I will defeat ISIS, and keep you safe."
Gilmore also uses the 30-second ad to criticize Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton and President Obama, who have been bashed for their reluctance to label the Islamic State as "Islamic."