The video shows a Latino man in court, smiling menacingly. "I will break out soon and kill more!"
Bracamontes, who grew up in Sinaloa, Mexico, entered the U.S. illegally in 1993 at age 16 and Democrat Bill Clinton was president, according to the Sacramento Bee. His image - complete with shaved head, long chin hair and accented English - is now the centerpiece of a video tweeted out by President Trump as part of his closing argument on immigration less than a week before midterm elections that could alter the path of his presidency.
Joining with her fellow conservative Washington Post colleague, Max Boot, Rubin said Trump and the complicit GOP members have given every Republican a reason to walk away from the party next Tuesday and vote for Democrats.
Meanwhile, CNN reports that Republican Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona, a frequent Trump critic.
The incendiary ad released by President Trump showing a laughing illegal immigrant convicted of killing two cops falsely held the Democrats exclusively responsible for his presence in the United States, according to a report.
The video, posted to Trump's account, said "Illegal immigrant, Luis Bracamontes, killed our people!".
The 53-second spot includes expletives uttered by Bracamontes during his trial as he professed regret at not killing more officers. The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Not surprisingly, the backlash was swift and focused, with the general consensus being that president Trump had ripped a page out of George H.W. Bush's book by channeling the infamous Willie Horton ad; a video that's always haunted Bush Sr.as a moral low point in his political career.
Horton was a convicted murderer who committed rape while furloughed under a programme in MA where Democratic nominee Michael Dukakis was governor. "The insinuation is, if you elect Governor Dukakis as president, we're going to have black rapists running amok in the country".
But Bracamontes was first deported during the Clinton administration and later slipped back into the USA during the George W. Bush administration, according to federal documents obtained by the Sacramento Bee.
The dark video stood in stark contrast to an ad circulated by the Trump campaign earlier in the week that highlighted rosy economic numbers and depicted gauzy scenes of American suburban life.
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"This is distracting, divisive Donald at his worst", Mr Perez said on CNN.