Donald Trump is being heavily criticised for tweeting out a "racist" video

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There's another problem with this specific ad. Trump is using Bracamontes' various crimes and delayed punishment to own his political opponents.

Unlike typical political ads, nowhere in this video does the president declare who paid for it. Campaign finance experts said that by limiting it to his social media feed, Trump has found a gap in campaign finance laws that are meant to let voters know who sponsors the messages they see.

Democrats and Republicans have denounced the video as a racist campaign tactic. President Trump even weighed in on their close contest. It comes amid a frenzy of hardline immigration proposals pushed out by Trump in the final stages of the campaign, including sending troops to the border and revoking birthright citizenship.

President Donald Trump has pushed the boundaries of campaign finance rules with a controversial new video that accuses Democrats of blindly opening USA borders to undocumented immigrants, even those who kill police officers.

Donald Trump has defended a video he tweeted in which the Democrats are blamed for a Mexican migrant who is boasting about killing police officers.

After Bracamontes was arrested for killing the police officers, Arpaio noted that he was "booked into the jails I run for drug-related convictions", but added that "h$3 e was evidently turned over to ICE and had been deported on two occasions".

In the video he says he's killed cops and he's "gonna kill more cops soon".

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It is unclear who commissioned or made the video - but it can be seen on the president's Twitter and Instagram page. Text over the video reads "Democrats let him into our country", and "Democrats let him stay". Those rules are partly in place to address concerns that politicians could try and distance themselves from harsh attack ads, so as not to muddy themselves in the process.

In reliably Republican Texas, Sen.

"This isn't an innocent group of people", Trump said Thursday. "I hope this doesn't work".

It was posted five days before the American midterm elections.

Tom Perez, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, called the new ad the "dog whistle of all dog whistles".

He told CNN: "This is distracting, divisive Donald at his worst". The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The man also featured in a January video tied to the anniversary of Trump's January 20, 2017 inauguration.

Mr Trump has long promoted the alleged danger presented by those living in the country illegally. During his 2016 campaign, he frequently appeared with so-called "angel families" - those who lost loved ones at the hands of immigrants in the nation illegally.

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