GOPers Fear That Trump's Immigration Mania Will Alienate Crucial Swing Voters

Trump, Obama head to Florida this week for push in key midterm races

Trump, Obama head to Florida this week for push in key midterm races

Trump, whose administration takes a hard-line approach to legal and illegal immigration, has focused on the caravan to drum up support for Republican congressional and gubernatorial candidates ahead of Tuesday's congressional elections. "We understand this is an issue that motivates his base, but the economic issues are what we really need to win these swing voters because they are who's going to decide who controls the House", adding that Trump "is solidifying swing voters who were already leaning Democratic and are now definitely going vote for Democratic candidates". "Democrats let him stay".

It is unclear who created, or paid for the ad.

"Illegal immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, killed our people!" reads the text featured on the 53-second video.

The advertisement recalls the notorious "Willie Horton" campaign ad financed by supporters of the George H.W. Bush campaign in the 1988 presidential election.

President Donald Trump launched an ad Wednesday warning Americans of violent crime, not from the extremists who shot up a synagogue or mailed bombs in the past week, but a crime committed by an undocumented immigrant four years ago.

As of Friday morning, it had received 3.94 million views in a little more than 24 hours and was the pinned tweet atop Mr Trump's profile, meaning it was the first thing any visitor to his Twitter page would see.

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Horton, who was African-American, raped a woman after he was released on a weekend furlough from a MA prison where he was serving a life sentence in 1987.

They doubled-down on their criticisms of the video, saying: "The Trump campaign ad is the latest example of the President's willingness to lie and fear-monger in order to tear at racial and societal divides; to embrace demagoguery to bolster his own political power and the cause of the Republican midterm campaign". Jeff Flake of Arizona, a frequent Trump critic.

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

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

As for the new video, though, the campaign was silent Thursday and Parscale did not respond to requests for comment.

"This is distracting, divisive Donald at his worst", Perez said on CNN's 'Cuomo Prime Time.' "This is fear mongering".

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