Trump Tweets Willie Horton-Like Anti-Immigration Ad
02 November, 2018, 16:42 | Author: Ted Wilson
Trump, whose administration takes a hard-line approach to legal and illegal immigration, has focused on the caravan to drum up support for Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates ahead of Tuesday's congressional 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 man also featured in a January video tied to the anniversary of Trump's January 20, 2017 inauguration. The Trump campaign did not respond to ABC News' request for comment on the video.
"Illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes killed our people".
Many recalled the infamous "Willie Horton" campaign ad from the 1988 presidential election between George H.W. Bush and Democrat Michael Dukakis.
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The president says it's just an ad about a "bad guy" who twice entered the country illegally and committed crimes.
As of Friday morning, it had received 3.94 million views in a little more than 24 hours and was the pinned tweet atop Mr Trump's profile, meaning it was the first thing any visitor to his Twitter page would see.
Horton was a convicted murderer who went on a crime spree while on furlough from prison under a program supported by Dukakis, then governor of MA.
"This is a sickening ad. Republicans everywhere should denounce it", US Senator Jeff Flake, one of Trump's most prominent Republican critics, said on Twitter Thursday. "The insinuation is, if you elect Governor Dukakis as president, we're going to have black rapists running amok in the country". A senior counterterrorism expert in the Trump administration told CNN that there's no evidence "ISIS or other Sunni terrorist groups are trying to infiltrate the southern USA border".
Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called the new ad the "dog whistle of all dog whistles". It 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. CBS News is not posting the video here because of the language used.
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