The ‘sickening’ Trump ad that links cop killer to caravan migrants

Don't Blame Me Says Trump After Attempted Bombings On Democrats

President Donald Trump at a campaign rally for Republican midterm candidates in Florida on Wednesday.

The video was reminiscent of the infamous "Willie Horton" ad used against Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis in 1988 and condemned as racist advertisement.

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.

In an interview published on Friday, Mr Trump told the Washington Times: "I don't view it as the Willie Horton ad at all".

THE FACTS: No. This is akin to blaming Republicans for criminals who entered the country illegally under Presidents Trump or George W. Bush. Neither the video nor the president cite any evidence to support the allegation that Democrats let him into the USA and let him stay.

The spot includes expletives uttered by Bracamontes during his trial professing regret at not killing more officials.

"Democrats let him into the country", the video says in all caps.

It then shows the words: "Who else would Democrats let in?" flash across the screen.

Trump has dialed up the rhetoric on immigration, issuing dire warnings about caravans of Central American migrants heading to the USA border with Mexico.

Austria Follows Trump and Withdraws from UN Migration Treaty to Preserve Sovereignty
The government also said the pact would restrict national sovereignty, Austrian media reported. The cabinet agreed to argue against any attempt to establish a human right to migration.

The Daily Beast reported that Bracamontes was deported to Mexico in 1997 under the Democratic administration of Bill Clinton.

The video tweeted by Trump did not immediately appear to be running on television - it has a runtime longer than most TV ads - although it received extensive coverage on cable news networks.

In a tweet, he said Ryan was spending too much time picking holes in Trump's idea to end birthright citizenship rather than "holding the Majority".

It is unclear who commissioned or made the video - but it can be seen on the president's Twitter and Instagram page. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a frequent Trump critic.

President Donald Trump says Democrat Stacey Abrams is not qualified to be Georgia's next governor "by any stretch of the imagination".

"This is fear mongering", Tom Perez, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, told CNN.

An illegal immigrant featured in a controversial Trump campaign ad may have been pardoned by Trump ally and former sheriff Joe Arpaio.

As for the new video, though, the campaign was silent Thursday and Parscale did not respond to requests for comment. That video was timed to the one-year anniversary of Trump's inauguration and meant to promote his immigration agenda.

The widows of the two police officers murdered by the Mexican migrant Bracamontes were invited to Mr Trump's 2017 address to Congress. Barack Obama focused during his second term on recent arrivals and people with criminal histories, but Mr. Trump quickly directed that anyone in the country illegally could be targeted. During his 2016 campaign, he frequently appeared with so-called "angel families" - those who lost loved ones at the hands of immigrants in the nation illegally.

Related News:

  • China Trade War Rhetoric Weighing Further on the Chinese Yuan (CNH)

    China Trade War Rhetoric Weighing Further on the Chinese Yuan (CNH)

    Ten percent tariffs on $200 billion in imports that took effect in September are due to increase to 25% on 1 January. He said he has 267 billion dollars of new tariffs waiting to go if he can not make a deal with China.
    Heidi Klum channels 'Shrek' character for Halloween

    Heidi Klum channels 'Shrek' character for Halloween

    Some people work all year on their Halloween costumes, creating works of art, be it Voldemort or Sansa Stark. But with the holiday coming to a close, we can't help but get excited for what she has in store next year.
    WSU ranked 8th in first College Football Playoff rankings

    WSU ranked 8th in first College Football Playoff rankings

    In explaining Central Florida's ranking, Mullens said it is the only team in the top 25 without a win against a team over.500. In 2014, unbeaten defending champion Florida State dropped to No. 3 behind once-beaten OR in the committee's third rankings.
  • Two stabbed at Sony Music's London headquarters, man arrested

    Two stabbed at Sony Music's London headquarters, man arrested

    The victim was taken to a south London hospital with stab wounds and was pronounced dead at 8.15pm, the Metropolitan Police said. As-yet-unconfirmed reports said there was a fight between two staff inside the Sony building.
    Bus Drives Off Bridge After Fight Between Driver and Passenger in China

    Bus Drives Off Bridge After Fight Between Driver and Passenger in China

    The recordings clarified the events leading up to the accident and answered speculation on Chinese social media, police said. More than 70 rescue boats came to the scene, including three floating cranes with a total capacity of 125 tonnes.
    Sexual Abuse Of North Korean Women Is Common

    Sexual Abuse Of North Korean Women Is Common

    A second woman said a detention centre guard tried to rape her but moved away after she said her body was crawling with lice. Interviewees told the human rights group that government officials harmed them while they were in detention centers.
  • Tone-deaf WWE recalls Hulk Hogan for show in Saudi Arabia

    Tone-deaf WWE recalls Hulk Hogan for show in Saudi Arabia

    The event starts at 4pm United Kingdom time, 12pm ET/9am PT, and the pre-show will take place an hour earlier. Rusev for the United States championship (kickoff show).
    Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions

    Trump administration to reinstate all Iran sanctions

    Facts Global Energy estimates that Iranian exports will stabilize in the first half of 2019 at 800,000 barrels per day. With Iranian oil still flowing, Saudi Arabia may now need to think about cutting production, rather than increasing it.
    Russian aircraft carrier suffers accident during repairs

    Russian aircraft carrier suffers accident during repairs

    On October 29, Murmansk experienced electrical supply interruptions when snow and ice damaged power lines, the report stated. The Admiral Kuznetsov was towed to another shipyard in Murmansk . "We are assessing the extent of the damage".
  • Barbra Streisand's driving on Carpool Karaoke spooks James Corden

    In fact, Streisand confessed, she had stopped performing for 27 years because her anxiety was too intense. "I get scared", she admitted.
    Russian Federation  blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

    Russian Federation blames rocket failure on mistake during assembly

    Russian Federation stands to lose that monopoly with the arrival of SpaceX's Dragon and Boeing's Starliner crew capsules. Russian rockets are manufactured in Russia but the final assembly takes place at the Russia-leased Baikonur cosmodrome.
    Westbrook clashes with Beverley again

    Westbrook clashes with Beverley again

    The Thunder outscored the Clippers 39-10 in the third quarter, and Westbrook and Beverley provided the only drama in the fourth. Beverley said he didn't feel the play was a flagrant 1 and noted that his reputation might have had something to do with it.


Most liked

Pakistan's 'father of the Taliban' cleric killed in knife attack
Maulana Samiul Haq had recently aligned with Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) during Pakistan Assembly elections 2018. Haq's body is being shifted to the district headquarters hospital, Dawn reported, quoting TV reports.

Coca-Cola's Results Indicate Soda Isn't Dead, But Hold the Sugar
Coke said sales of juice, dairy and plant-based drinks dropped 3 percent due to declining sales in the Middle East and Africa. On Friday (26-10-2018), KO stock construct a change of -1.27 in a total of its share price and finished its trading at 45.92.

Khashoggi murder SHOCK: Journalist was STRANGLED as he entered embassy
Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor Saud al-Mojeb walks to board a plane to leave Turkey , in Istanbul , Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Riyadh has acknowledged Khashoggi as a victim to a premeditated killing inside the Saudi mission in Istanbul .

Lion Air black box found by navy divers in Indonesia
Indonesia's biggest low-priced carrier announced this year it was buying 50 Boeing-737 MAX 10 jets for $6.24 billion. Results of the latest search will be announced shortly.

Dogs can detect malaria by sniffing socks of infected people
World Health Organisation calculated in 2016 that malaria infected 216 million people worldwide and killed 445,000. Sniff dogs could be trained to detect malaria in people infected with the disease, a new study has revealed.

Merkel pledges more cash to underwrite private investments in Africa
Two separate polls by business daily Handelsblatt and Spiegel Online show that 62-year-old Merz is now the frontrunner. Spiegel magazine said if Kramp-Karrenbauer wins the race , "then Merkel's chances at staying in power are good".

Trump administration split amid India, China resistance to Iran sanctions
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were firmer, however, at $67.16 a barrel, up 12 from their last settlement. The plan of supplying crude oil in stock market has frequently been raised in the past years but it doomed to failure.

Watch the Final Super Smash Bros
New items will include the Banana Gun, Killing Edge, Bomber, Death's Scythe, Staff, Ramblin' Evil Mushroom, and Rage Blaster. Nintendo posted the following details about the characters to Twitter during the announcement livestream.

Chelsea drawn at Stamford Bridge again in Carabao Cup quarter-finals
Lampard's new side had his old side absolutely rattled for long periods here, with Mason Mount and Tom Huddlestone outstanding. With rotation likely, Loftus-Cheek will be one of the favourites to start for Chelsea and could yet again find the net.

Hyundai introduces solar roof technology
The second type is designed for ICE-only vehicles and features a semi-transparent solar roof that charges the vehicle's battery. The automakers boast this system for combustion vehicles will be a world-first application for solar charging technology .

China permits limited trade of rhino, tiger goods
Animal conservationists are alarmed over China's decision to partially reverse a ban on the trade of tiger bones and rhino horn . An estimated 3,890 tigers remain alive in the wild while studies put the population of wild rhinos at less than 30,000.

Iowa completely throws away game against Penn State in ugly fashion
Finally his 44-yard field goal was clutch with about eight minutes to go as it forced Iowa to need a touchdown to take the lead. Trailing by six at the Penn State 44-yard line, Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley tried one last act of desperation on fourth down.

Global wildlife populations dropped 60 per cent in last 40 years: WWF
The findings of the 2018 Living Planet Report are based on the "Living Planet Index" that tracked the trends of no less than 16,704 populations of 4,005 vertebrate species over the past 40 years.

Turkey targets east of Syria after securing Idlib
The state-run Anadolu news agency said four Kurdish fighters were killed and six were wounded in the attack on Wednesday. Last week, IS jihadists staged a counterattack following a weeks-long SDF offensive in the countryside around Hajin.

Soccer Player Reportedly Found 'Nearly Beheaded,' With 'Genitals Severed'
Daniel Correa Freitas was reportedly found almost beheaded on a road where criminals usually dump corpses. Botafogo were among the clubs to offer their condolences.