Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Trump releases new 'sickening,' 'racist' campaign ad | Campaign Trail

Trump releases new 'sickening,' 'racist' campaign ad | Campaign Trail

"This has been Donald Trump's playbook for so long". He then reportedly returned to the USA in 2001, was deported, then returned again in 2002, all during Republican George W. Bush's administration. CBS News is not posting the video here because of the language used.

"Illegal immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, killed our people!" reads the text featured on the 53-second video.

Then a segment from Fox News shows a correspondent interviewing a man identified only as "deported immigrant in caravan", who through a translator, requests to be pardoned for attempted murder.

President Donald Trump launched an ad Wednesday warning Americans of violent crime, not from the extremists who shot up a synagogue or mailed bombs in the past week, but a crime committed by an undocumented immigrant four years ago.

The new video blames Democrats for letting Bracamontes into the USA and allowing the undocumented immigrant to stay in the country.

Some Democrats, including Robert Reich, who served as secretary of labour in the Clinton administration, compared the spot to the 1988 "Willie Horton" ad, which supporters of Republican then-candidate George H.W. Bush used to great effect against Democratic rival Michael Dukakis.

It includes scenes of a migrant caravan moving toward the U.S., warning ominously, "Who else would Democrats let in?" and suggesting that more violence would soon penetrate the border.

Horton was a convicted murderer who committed rape while furloughed under a programme in MA where Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis was governor. As Massachusetts governor, Dukakis supported the furlough program.

In a first reaction, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said the ad was a sign of desperation and suggested that Trump was losing the argument over health care that is at the center of the Democratic campaign. Mr Dukakis went on to lose to Republican George HW Bush.

"This is distracting, divisive Donald at his worst", Perez said on CNN's 'Cuomo Prime Time.' "This is fear mongering".

The dark video stood in stark contrast to an ad circulated by the Trump campaign earlier in the week that highlighted rosy economic numbers and depicted gauzy scenes of American suburban life. "This ad, and your full approval of it, will condemn you and your bigoted legacy forever in the annals of America's history books".

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