How Trump’s controversial anti-immigrant video skirts rules for political ads

02 November, 2018, 16:40 | Author: Angel Logan
  • Deb Haaland a Democratic House candidate in New Mexico is one of 256 women running for Congress in the 2018 general electio

And his words are clear: He's killed cops and he's "gonna kill more cops soon".

But of course "Complicit", the earlier Bracamontes-focused ad, was also released by that same leader of the Republican Party, who had just celebrated the one-year anniversary of his presidency.

The White House and the Trump campaign did not immediately respond to requests for comments as to who made or paid for the video or if any tax dollars were used to run it from the President's account.

Trump shared this frightening visual aid with his 55.5 million Twitter followers, along with the caption "Vote Republican now!" and in under 24 hours it had already been viewed nearly two million times.

Republican Carlos Curbelo, seeking re-election in a Democratic-leaning South Florida district, said he had not seen the video but criticised Mr Trump's use of it.

"This is a sickening ad. Republicans everywhere should denounce it", said Republican Sen. In the past several days, Trump has claimed the caravan walking toward the southern border includes ISIS members, announced his intention to send 5K troops to the border, said he would alter the U.S. Constitution to revoke birthright citizenship with a made-up executive order, and then upped his troop estimate to 15K.

Donald Trump tweeted out an anti-immigration video on Wednesday (October 31), alleging Democrats were responsible for allowing a convicted cop killer into the United States.

Bracamontes, a twice-deported immigrant from Mexico, was sentenced to death in California for the 2014 murder of two police officers.

The spot includes expletives uttered by Bracamontes during his trial professing regret at not killing more officials.

By 2002, he traveled back to the USA and married an American citizen, staying in the country. "Who else would the Democrats let in?" the video asks.

Democrats, meanwhile, are salivating over the likelihood that Trump's hardline rhetoric will drive Latinos to the poll, a group whose high turnout could mean chamber control for Democrats.

TV news outlets spent last night and this morning comparing the video to one used so effectively in 1988 by George H.W. Bush's camp to kneecap Dem presidential candidate Michael Dukakis.

The whole advert centered around William Horton, an African American man who in 1987, raped a white woman and stabbed her white fiancé, after he was released on a weekend furlough from the MA prison where he was serving his life sentence.

Dukakis supported the furlough program.

But Bracamontes was first deported during the Clinton administration and later slipped back into the US during the George W. Bush administration, according to federal documents obtained by the Sacramento Bee.

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