Published: Fri, November 02, 2018
Worldwide | By Victor Meyer

Trump Tweets Willie Horton-Like Anti-Immigration Ad

Trump Tweets Willie Horton-Like Anti-Immigration Ad

The video focused heavily on Luis Bracamontes, who was a twice-deported Mexican immigrant who was sentenced to death for killing two police officers.

A pair of Bush ads, one of which was the brainchild of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, depicted Dukakis - then the governor of MA - presiding over a "revolving door" prison system and giving out "weekend passes" to convicted murderers.

"This is distracting, divisive Donald at his worst", said Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, while appearing on Cuomo Prime Time.

Some noted that while Bush tried to distance himself from the Horton ad, which was not directly financed by his campaign, Trump has given the Bracamontes ad his full endorsement.

Meanwhile, CNN reports that Republican Sen. President Trump was also joined by Rick Scott, who's looking to unseat Democrat Senator Bill Nelson. 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.

Now, Luis Bracamontes' menacing smile has abruptly taken a central role in Trump's closing midterm election argument about immigration as the president tweeted out a video of the Latino man's courtroom appearance in what was immediately denounced by some Democrats and Republicans as a racist campaign tactic.

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Many are comparing the ad to the infamous 1988 "Willie Horton" ad used against Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, which many perceived as racist.

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

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.

As for the new video, though, the campaign was silent on Thursday (local time) and Mr Parscale did not respond to requests for comment.

Because Dukakis supported the furlough program, the commercial implied (specifically to scared white voters) that if they let this Democrat become President, homicidal Negroes would be allowed to flood their streets, and rape even more of their defenseless white women.

"This may be the most desperate and vile ad since Willie Horton", Reich said on Twitter.

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