Trump Tweets Controversial Video of Immigrant Cop Killer

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"Vote Republican now", appears at the top of the ad Trump tweeted Wednesday.

Bracamontes was in the country illegally at the time of the shooting.

The incendiary ad released by President Trump showing a laughing illegal immigrant convicted of killing two cops falsely held the Democrats exclusively responsible for his presence in the United States, according to a report.

It features Luis Bracamotes, who was sentenced to death in April after being convicted of killing two California sheriff's deputies in 2014.

The 53-second spot includes expletives uttered by Bracamontes during his trial as he professed regret at not killing more officers. It adds: "Democrats let him into our country..."

Unlike typical political ads, nowhere in this video does the president declare who paid for it. Campaign finance experts said that by limiting it to his social media feed, Trump has found a gap in campaign finance laws that are meant to let voters know who sponsors the messages they see.

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

Horton was a convicted murderer who committed rape while furloughed under a programme in MA where Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis was governor.

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Dukakis supported the furlough program. Mr Dukakis went on to lose to Republican George HW Bush.

Some Republican operatives worry that President Donald Trump's recent immigration crusade, while red meat to his base, is alienating suburban women and other swing voters absolutely crucial to the GOP retaining control of the House.

It is unclear who created, or paid for the ad. Retiring Republican Sen. Jeff Flake called it "sickening".

Bracamontes was also featured in a January ad from the Trump campaign that received less attention.

"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. Thirty years later, critics say Trump is hoping the same sort of propaganda will work for him, although his approach is clearly not much better.

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called the new ad the "dog whistle of all dog whistles".

Some noted that while Bush tried to distance himself from the Horton ad, which was not directly financed by his campaign, Trump has given the Bracamontes ad his full endorsement. CBS News is not posting the video here because of the language used.

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