Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

Trump Tweets Willie Horton-Like Anti-Immigration Ad

Trump Tweets Willie Horton-Like Anti-Immigration Ad

The ad ends with the tag: "President Donald J. Trump and Republicans are making America Safe Again!", a play on Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan. The conservative Breitbart News faithfully chronicled his conviction and death sentence.

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump managed to condense his anti-immigrant fear-mongering ahead of the November 6 midterms into a single, 51-second advertisement, which even some on the right are immediately decrying as "racist".

Bracamontes, a twice deported undocumented immigrant, shot and killed two police officers in 2014.

The 53-second video includes expletives uttered by Bracamontes during his trial as he professed regret at not killing more officers. "Democrats let him stay".

The video includes scenes of a migrant "caravan", warning, "Who else would Democrats let in?"

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.

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.

Horton was serving a life sentence for murder in MA when he escaped custody after being temporarily released in a weekend furlough program. He then reportedly returned to the United States in 2001, was deported, then returned again in 2002, all during Republican George W. Bush's administration.

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The video is pinned to the top of his Twitter page.

"This is a sickening ad. Republicans everywhere should denounce it", said Republican Sen.

The ad Trump is now promoting, though, goes even further in its racial and anti-immigrant fear-mongering, critics say. Trump provides no evidence linking Democrats to Bracamontes.

"This is distracting, divisive Donald at his worst", Mr Perez said on CNN.

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.

The Bracamontes video is one of at least two fear-based ad campaigns Trump has promoted on Twitter in recent days.

As for the new video, though, the campaign was silent Thursday and Parscale did not respond to requests for comment. The man also featured in a January video tied to the anniversary of Trump's January 20, 2017 inauguration.

Trump has long promoted the alleged danger presented by those living in the country illegally, although statistics show they do not commit crimes at a higher rate than citizens.

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