Trump‘s reelection campaign, just hours into the #TrumpShutdown, released a right-wing ad accusing Democrats of being “complicit in all murders” committed by undocumented immigrants.
A recent courtroom outburst by Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported undocumented immigrant accused of killing two Sacramento-area deputies in 2014 is used in the 30-second ad which labels Bracamontes as “pure evil.”
The video’s narration says,
“Now Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants. President Trump will fix our border and keep our families safe.“
Michael Glassner, the executive director of Trump’s reelection campaign committee, said the ad was intended to highlight,
“the stark contrast between ‘complicit’ Democrats and the President for his full commitment to build a wall and fix our border to protect Americans from drugs, murder and other atrocities.“
This is nonsense but it’s a window into the concerns of Trump supporters… talk about #FakeNews. It’s like accusing Trump of ALL deaths from Diabetes because he eats, and thereby promotes, McDonalds.
The ad comes out just as congressional leaders from both parties are trying to reach a deal to fund the government and find fix for DACA program.
The GOP and the White House say they will not discuss DACA until the government reopens, and Democrats are standing their ground that they will not vote for a continuing budget resolution until there are immigration talks.
Stalemate. But this, even according to Trump himself, is on the POTUS. In 2013 during the government shutdown, Trump said,
“A shutdown falls on the President’s lack of leadership. He can’t even control his party… it means the President is weak.“
For once, I agree with him.