In ad, Trump ties Democrats to killings by immigrants

You don’t typically see a campaign ad for a president one year into his term, but these are not normal times, particularly with a government shutdown underway and efforts by both parties to tag the other with responsibility for it.

“Two weeks ago Trump talked about ‘a bill of love’ in DACA,” conservative talk show host Charlie Sykes tweeted. “Now he releases and ad that makes the Willie Horton ad look like an episode of Downton Abbey.”

You remember the Willie Horton ad, right?

Race and politics has always been a winner.

Michael Glassner, the executive director of Trump’s reelection campaign committee, said the ad was intended to highlight “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.”

  • Rob

    “I’m Donald T-Rump, golfing while the government grinds to a halt, and I approved this message.”

    • jon

      I hear that Trump’s trips to maralargo are “non-essential” so he was stuck in the White House this weekend…
      I give it a week before he capitulates to all of the Democrats demands just so he can get a flight to a golf course on the tax payers dime.

  • Guest

    Sigh….The other side is responsible for bad things and we take credit for good things. SHEESH

  • Gordon near Two Harbors

    I think that Democrats can knock out Trump, but they’d better learn to play the game as it is in its current form—a blood sport.

  • AmiSchwab

    trump and his are a disgrace.

  • AL287

    I guess what upsets me the most about Donald Trump is his constant vacillation from bully to false compassion. I think Trump needs a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation, something he is mightily afraid of.

    A 10-minute evaluation for dementia does not do the job.

    The only people I know that swing that rapidly from one mood to another are patients diagnosed with rapid cycling bipolar disorder.

    No one will ever hear the words, ”I apologize,” or ”I’m sorry,” come out of that man’s mouth. He doesn’t have it in him to say those words to anyone, not even his own wife and family.

    The irony in all this is praise and adulation is what he desperately seeks. It’s like a child who acts out to get his parents’ attention because negative attention is better than no attention at all.

    Sad. Disturbing. Undeniable.

    • JamieHX

      “A 10-minute evaluation for dementia does not do the job.”

      If you are referring to his recent “medical exam,” I think that whole thing was a hoax. They found an unethical doctor to lie about him.

      • AL287

        I couldn’t agree with you more.

        I still cannot understand why his “base” continues to believe his lies and totally empty promises.

        “Do you reject Satan and all his empty promises?”

        —from the Roman Catholic Rite of Baptism

        • Rob

          It is passing strange to see the Evangelicals support a putz who possesses virtually none of the Christian virtues

      • RBHolb

        Admiral Jackson was also White House physician for President Obama.

        I don’t think the mental part of the exam was sufficient. On the other hand, maybe it was accurate. Maybe the President of the United States really is ignorant, ill-informed, and possessed of a hopelessly bad demeanor. It’s some choice, isn’t it?

  • Blasko

    It’s despicable, inaccurate and unethical. But it is effective. This will work with the current GOP base, and it will provide the current administration with cover through 2018 and into 2020. National Democrats have walked into yet another trap, and they seem incapable of communicating their stance first before being forced into explaining their position through Trump’s frame. It’s frustrating to see.

  • Mike Worcester

    The verbal contortionist acts I saw this morning on the Sunday talk shows defending this ad (Exhibit A – Meet the Press) had me shaking my head.

  • MrE85

    The despicable individual shown at the end of the ad (an undocumented cop-killer) is not a Dreamer, nor has anything to do with the current DACA mess, which the President is responsible for. Shame on anyone who had anything to do with this ad.

  • Jay T. Berken

    And we are balking on seeing Eagles fans throwing beer cans at Vikings fans…child’s play.