New Trump campaign ad about murder raises the heat in the shutdown fight.
The Trump Campaign released an inflammatory ad on Saturday accusing, Democrats of being “complicit” in murders committed by illegal immigrants.
A press release announcing the ad accuses Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer and his fellow Democrats of “shut[ing] down the federal government, holding lawful citizens hostage over their demands for amnesty for illegal immigrants.”
The press release goes on to call out “Democrats ‘who stand in our way’ of progress” of being “complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants.”
Continuing, the press release states:
The ad, titled “Complicit,” profiles an illegal immigrant on trial for the murder of two Sacramento police officers who stated his “only regret” is that he “just killed two” and that he wished he “killed more.” It contrasts Democrats, who stand by those who commit acts of “pure evil,” versus President Trump, who was elected to build a wall to stop illegal immigration and keep American families safe.
The Trump Campaign released the ad on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s Inauguration as the 45th President of the United States. The powerful new ad reflects the stakes in the illegal immigration debate, and the reasons why the President will not allow the Schumer Shutdown to force his hand and grant amnesty for illegal immigrants.
“Donald Trump was elected President to build the wall and keep American families safe from evil, illegal immigrants who commit violent crimes against lawful U.S. citizens,” said Michael S. Glassner, Executive Director of Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. “Yet, one year after President Trump’s Inauguration, Chuck Schumer and the Democrats continue to put the interests of illegal immigrants over those of Americans. Our new campaign ad draws attention to 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,” he concluded.
Responding to the ad and press release, Reuters reported that: “The new ad is likely to anger Democrats and immigration advocates and could inflame tensions over the issue on Capitol Hill, where Democrats and Republicans were working through the weekend to reach an agreement that would reopen the government.”
Continuing, Reuters reported that Schumer’s spokesman said in an email, “This is a shameless attempt by the president to distract from the Trump shutdown. Rather than campaigning, he should do his job and negotiate a deal to open the government [and] address the needs of the American people.”
You can watch the 30-second ad, below: