As Scott Shackford noted here, Donald Trump has released an unmistakably nativist, racist ad depicting Latino illegal immigrants as insane cop killers whom Democrats allow to freely roam the country at murderous will.
In Arizona, two women - Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Representative Martha McSally, a former air force fighter pilot - are battling to replace Senator Jeff Flake, a Trump critic who is not running for reelection.
It is unclear who commissioned or made the video - but it can be seen on the president's Twitter and Instagram page.
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.
During the same rally, Trump also declared the election the "election of Kavanaugh" and "caravans".
The ad cuts between clips of Bracamontes and scenes of migrants from a caravan of up to 3,000 Central Americans headed through southern Mexico en route to the U.S. border.
Condemned as racist, it was used in 1988 against Democratic presidential candidate Michael Dukakis, who supported the furlough programme when he was governor of MA.
What is birthright citizenship that US President Trump wants to change
President Donald Trump plans to use an executive order to end birthright citizenship . "The fact of the matter is this: The U.S. Birthright citizenship has been repealed in a handful of other countries, including Australia, Ireland, France and India.
The widows of the two police officers murdered by the Mexican migrant Bracamontes were invited to Mr Trump's 2017 address to Congress. It includes scenes of a migrant caravan moving toward the US, warning ominously, "Who else would Democrats let in?" and suggesting that more violence would soon penetrate the border.
In reliably Republican Texas, Sen.
"I can tell you that it's definitely part of a divide-and-conquer strategy that a lot of politicians, including the president, have used successfully in the past", Curbelo said Thursday on CNN.
Trump's presidential re-election campaign paid for the ad, United States news media reported. "I hope this doesn't work".
Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez characterised the ad as "distracting, divisive Donald at his worst".
On the same day Trump tweeted the Bracamotes video, he also posted a similar campaign-ad styled video on his Twitter feed with a hashtag #JOBSNOTMOBS. The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. That ad was part of a blitz by Trump's campaign, and his campaign manager, Brad Parscale, did several interviews to promote it.
His snarling, expletive-filled courtroom rant about killing police officers appeared in a little-noticed January 2018 Trump campaign ad. He was sentenced to death in April this year.