Nov 02, 2018 12:27 Asia/Tehran
  • Trump releases racist posts against Democrats

While there are only few days remain to the American midterm elections, Trump and Republicans released new racist posts in which they accused Democrats help Central American migrants invade the US and kill police.

Iran Press/ America: According to a report by Press TV, in one of the most racially charged US political ads in decades, President Donald Trump and the Republican Party accuse Democrats in Congress of plotting to help Central American migrants invade the country and kill police.

Trump tweeted the new web video on Thursday, five days before the midterm congressional elections.

A CNN report in this regard says: “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.

The web video features Luis Bracamontes, a Mexican man who had previously been deported but returned to the United States and killed two sheriff's deputies in the state of California in 2014.

Bracamontes was in the United States as an illegal immigrant. He was sentenced to death in February of 2018.

The ad recalls the notorious "Willie Horton" campaign ad financed by supporters of former President George H.W. Bush (Bush senior) in the 1988 US presidential election.

Horton was a convicted murderer who committed rape while furloughed under a program in the state of Massachusetts where Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis was governor.

The ad has since come to be seen as one of the most racially problematic in modern US political history since it played into white fear and African-American stereotypes.

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It was regarded at the time as devastating to the election campaign of Dukakis, who lost to Bush in the 1988 US presidential election.

However, Trump's web video, unlike its 1988 predecessor, bears the official endorsement of the leader of the Republican Party -- Trump -- and is not an outside effort.

Given that Trump distributed it from his Twitter account, it also comes with all the symbolic significance of the presidency itself.

Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said the ad was a sign of desperation and suggested that Trump was losing the argument over health care that is at the center of the Democratic campaign.

The Trump ad also flashes to footage of the Central American migrant caravan that is currently in Mexico and headed to the US, which Trump says is preparing an invasion of the country.

Trump has repeatedly warned that the caravan is laden with criminals or also includes Middle Eastern terrorists; but he has offered no evidence for such claims, however, and even admitted last week there is no proof to support them.

Controversy over the new ad is certain to explode across the final days of the election in which polls suggest Democrats could take back the House of Representatives but Republicans could keep or even expand their Senate majority.


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