A pro-Trump group is attacking Huma Abedin for her 'Pakistani origin'
In the ad, produced by the Republican Hindu Coalition, a narrator leveled attacks at Clinton before taking aim at Abedin.
"Her current aide Huma Abedin is of Pakistani origin and will become chief of staff if she wins," the narrator said.Abedin's mother is Pakistani, born in a part of the former British India that is now Pakistan. There has been no word beyond speculation that Abedin would be chief of staff in a Clinton administration.
According to the New York Post , the ad will air on more than a dozen TV stations in the US, including several catered to Indian viewers.
The TV spot was the second pro-Trump advertisement targeting Indian-Americans. The first, also created by Republican Hindu Coalition founder Shalabh Kumar, showed Trump speaking Hindi and expressing solidarity with India.
The group was also sending 60,000 advertisements by mail to voters in three key swing states - Florida, Ohio, and North Carolina, the Post reported.
The ads reportedly stated: " Chief of Staff in Clinton White House will be Huma Abedin, of Pakistani and Saudi background," an apparent reference to Abedin spending much of her childhood in Saudi Arabia. Abedin was born in Michigan .
The FBI has started reviewing some 650,000 emails found on a laptop belonging to Abedin's estranged husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner, that may be related to the investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server.