President Donald Trump’s new ad blames Democrats for allowing cop killer Luis Bracamontes back in the U.S., even though the undocumented immigrant returned to the U.S. in 2002 under President George W. Bush.
Trump’s ad, which was produced by an all-white firm called Jamestown Associates, was described by CNN host Brooke Baldwin as “racist, it is factually wrong and may be the dirtiest fight he has ever picked on the campaign trail.”
The Daily Beast noted the misleading claims pushed by Trump and Jamestown Associates:
Bracamontes was first deported to his native Mexico in 1997, during the Clinton administration, after he was busted selling drugs. But, according to U.S. Immigration officials, Bracamontes managed return to the United States by 2001, when he was deported a second time for being in the country illegally. That was during the first year of the Bush administration.
Bracamontes was back in America again by 2002. He married a U.S. citizen and remained in the country even as the Bush administration deported people at a record rate, topped only by the Obama administration.
When Bracamontes shot and killed the two deputies in 2014, he had been deported once under a Democratic administration and once under a Republican administration. He had been back in the United States for at least six years during the Bush administration and five years under the Obama administration.
Trump’s video also fails to mention that Bracamontes murdered the deputies with an AR-15 assault rifle, which both he and the Republicans have long resisted banning.
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