Trump campaign ad calls Democrats 'complicit' in officers' deaths

Lester Mason
January 22, 2018

The Trump campaign on Saturday released ads tying Democrats to murders committed by illegal immigrants.

The immigrants in question, including 17,400 in New Jersey, are known as "dreamers" after the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act that would have allowed them to remain in the country legally if they attended college or joined the military.

The campaign forwarded the video ad, titled "Complicit" on the first anniversary of Trump's inauguration, after most Senate Democrats voted against the spending patch because Republicans would not offer to include legislation protecting thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation. Bracamontes made headlines on Wednesday after shouting in the courtroom that he killed cops, didn't regret it, and wanted to kill more.

In a statement, Michael Glassner, the executive director of Trump's reelection campaign committee, said the ad was meant 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".

"Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants", it proclaims.

The Trump campaign defended the ad.

The president has previously signaled he is open to a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after rescinding it previous year, but attacked Democrats for refusing to get behind increased border security in exchange to secure votes for the spending bill.

But some studies have shown that immigrants, including those here illegally, commit crimes at lower rates than do native-born Americans.

Democrats want a deal on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which Trump announced in September he would be ending March 5. "They're certainly not helping us on a solution to immigration".

Menendez is part of a bipartisan group of six US senators who agreed to strengthen border security and fund the wall that Trump said Mexico would pay for in exchange for allowing the dreamers to remain in the USA legally.

The White House, and Republican and Democratic leaders spent most of Saturday apportioning blame as they sought to shape the political fallout from the shutdown that will only truly begin to hit home on Monday when government departments stay dark after the weekend as federal workers are furloughed.

But the tentative deal ultimately failed because Trump was an unreliable negotiator, Schumer said. "It's next to impossible".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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