Trump and Republicans were hit for “fearmongering,” and the ad has been decried as “racist.”
Pinned at the top of President Trump’s Twitter feed Wednesday was a video. The man on the screen has a shaved head and a mustache and long chin hair. Smiling, he announces, “I killed f‐‐‐ing cops.”
The man is Luis Bracamontes, a twice-deported Mexican immigrant who was given the death penalty in April for killing two California law enforcement officers in 2014. At the time of the shooting, Bracamontes was in the United States illegally — and now, with the midterm elections looming, he’s the star of the GOP’s latest campaign ad.
“Illegal immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, killed our people!” reads text on the 53-second video, which is littered with audible expletives. “Democrats let him into our country . . . Democrats let him stay.”
The text is superimposed over videos of Bracamontes appearing to show no remorse for his crimes, and even declaring, “I’m going to kill more cops soon.”
More footage follows: Throngs of unidentified people rioting in unidentified streets and pushing down fences in undisclosed locations. A Fox News correspondent interviewing a man identified only as “deported immigrant in caravan,” who asks to be pardoned for attempted murder.
“Who else would Democrats let in?” the video asks. An image of Bracamontes smiling reappears before being replaced by text, “President Donald Trump and Republicans are making America safe again.”
The video, which was promoted by the president Wednesday afternoon to his 55.5 million Twitter followers, came with an urge from Trump to “Vote Republican now!” As of early Thursday morning, the video had been viewed more than 1.8 million times, drawing widespread condemnation.
(Note: The following video posted by Trump contains graphic language.)
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