Trump sparks outrage with ‘racist’ immigration ad ahead of midterm elections

Trump sparks outrage with ‘racist’ immigration ad ahead of midterm elections

Unlike typical political ads, nowhere in this video does the president declare who paid for it. Campaign finance experts said that by limiting it to his social media feed, Trump has found a gap in campaign finance laws that are meant to let voters know who sponsors the messages they see.

The footage of Bracamontes, a Mexican immigrant who was deported but eventually returned to the country, is then interspersed with footage of the caravan of migrants making their way up through South America to seek asylum in the United States.

"Illegal immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, killed our people!" reads text on the ad, which shows an unrepentant Bracamontes smiling in court and promising to kill more officers if he gets out. And the video claimed "Democrats let him into our country" and "Democrats let him say".

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Bush also was commander in chief when Bracamontes slipped back into the U.S. a short time later and when he got married on February 28, 2002, the paper reported.

The video tweeted by Trump did not immediately appear to be running on television - it has a runtime longer than most TV ads - although it received extensive coverage on cable news networks. The man also featured in a January video tied to the anniversary of Trump's January 20, 2017 inauguration.

President Donald Trump refrained from posting new tweets this morning, so as to keep the Willie Horton-esque ad he had unveiled for Halloween at the top of his stream.

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During the 1988 presidential election, Roger Ailes - who would later go on to create the Fox News Channel in 1996 - masterminded a controversial commercial for Bush's campaign against then Democratic candidate and Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis. Reporter for the Daily Wire, Ryan Saavedra tweeted that Democrats would "look like fools" if they appeared to be defending criminals like Bracamontes by attacking Trump over the ad. "You've spent years drumming up fear of immigrants, misrepresenting the danger they pose, blurring the line between criminals and noncriminals (including "dreamers") and sending dog whistles - no, make that trumpet blasts - to the white nationalists".

"This is distracting, divisive Donald at his worst", Mr Perez said on CNN. Perez also noted that immigration is Trump's "dog whistle of all dog whistles" with his base.

CNN political analyst John Avlon reminded her that former RNC chair and George H.W. Bush adviser Lee Atwater had apologized for the race-baiting Willie Horton ad shortly before his death in '91.

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But something tells us, Trump isn't anxious about that.

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