The former chairman of the Florida Republican Party delivered a blistering rebuke of President Donald Trump’s latest midterm attack against Democrats, calling him “despicable” and “social poison.”
Al Cardenas tweeted his comment in response to the president’s new campaign ad on immigration that has been labeled as “racist” by multiple media outlets, including CNN.
“You are a despicable divider; the worse social poison to afflict our country in decades,” Cardenas tweeted in a post that has since been deleted. “This ad, and your full approval of it, will condemn you and your bigoted legacy forever in the annals of America’s history books.”
The advertisement that Cardenas condemned features convicted cop killer Luis Bracamontes, a Mexican man convicted in February in the 2014 murder of two California deputies. Trump’s ad falsely claims that Democrats allowed Bracamontes to enter the country, when in fact, he entered the U.S. under the George W. Bush administration.
“Democrats let him into our country. Democrats let him stay. Who else would Democrats let in?” the ad asks.
The video also appears to show footage of the migrant caravan of Central American asylum seekers that is currently in Mexico as ominous music plays. Trump has claimed the caravan is preparing an invasion of the United States.