A new ad popped up from President Trump’s re-election campaign Saturday that claps back hard against the Democrats’ insistence on dragging DACA and illegal immigration reform into the spending bill which currently has the government shut down.
“Build the wall. Deport criminals. Stop illegal immigration now. Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants,” says the ad by Donald J. Trump for President.
As reported in the Washington Times, Trump uses the recent trial of an illegal alien convicted of murder and only regretful that he wasn’t able to kill more innocent people.
The ad features Luis Bracamontes, an illegal immigrant who has admitted to killing two Sacramento-area deputies in 2014.
During his trial last week in Sacramento Superior Court, Bracamontes heckled witnesses and hurled racial epithets, declaring in court that “the only thing that I f***ing regret is that I f***ing just killed two,” as shown video posted by the Sacramento Bee.
“I wish I f***ing killed more of those motherf***ers,” said Mr. Bracamontes during Tuesday’s proceedings.”
Did you expect anything less from Donald Trump? The guy based a whole presidential campaign on strict enforcement of immigration law, building a wall on America’s southern border and striking back twice as hard at criticism from opponents. This is classic Trump.
All of this ginned up drama was completely avoidable. Democrats are scrambling to fight the economic successes of the first year of the Trump administration and now they have forced a limited government shutdown on the backs of DACA recipients. They thought that inserting immigration reform into a spending bill was the way to go for scoring political points. Their worst nightmare is for a Republican president to sign an immigration reform bill. While Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) claims that Trump and Republicans want to “end legal immigration”, as he did on ABC’s This Week Sunday morning, Chairman of the House Freedom Caucus Mark Meadows (R-NC) countered with calling it the “amnesty shutdown”.
Eventually cooler heads will prevail. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), one of the four Republican senators who voted against the bill, floated an idea on CNN’s State of the Union. He suggests offering one week of debate in both the Senate and the House sometime before the March 5 DACA deadline. Senator Durbin (D-IL), demands “guaranteed passage” of a bill, claims Senator Paul.
In the meantime, we are now into day two of the shutdown and both sides continue to dig in.
The White House, and Republican and Democratic leaders spent most of Saturday apportioning blame as they sought to shape the political fallout from the shutdown that will only truly begin to hit home on Monday when government departments stay dark after the weekend as federal workers are furloughed.
“Everyone’s dug in. No movement at all from either side,” said a Democratic aide.