Menendez decries 'racism' in Trump campaign ad after government shuts down

Menendez decries 'racism' in Trump campaign ad after government shuts down


By:  Jonathan D. Salant
NJ.com

 

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump responded to demands that unauthorized immigrants brought to the U.S. as children be allowed to remain with a new campaign ad saying Democrats would be "complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants."

"Donald Trump responded as he always does when his failures of leadership shine a negative light on him: with more racism, more xenophobia, and more white nationalism," said Menendez, D-N.J. "I wish I could say that I'm shocked that he would try to politicize the grief that these families have experienced, but I'm not."

"Instead of deflecting and dividing, and calling for a good shutdown, maybe he needs to understand that we need a good solution," Menendez said.

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