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Monday, December 09, 2019

‘Forget Love’: Trump Video Goes Willie Horton On Jeb Bush

In an amazing bit of irony, a member of the Bush family has now been subjected to an attack ad showing mugshots of minority criminals — as Donald Trump’s new campaign video, posted on Instagram, features Jeb Bush’s past statement that undocumented immigrants enter the U.S. as “an act of love.”

Reminiscent of the notorious “Willie Horton” ad used by the George H.W. Bush campaign against Democrat Michael Dukakis in 1988, the spot plays back Jeb’s 2014 comment as mugshots flash across the screen.

“Love?” the video sarcastically responds in onscreen text. “Forget love. It’s time to get tough!”

“Trump,” the ad concludes. “Make America Great Again!”

This is no “act of love” as Jeb Bush said…

A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on

Photo: Republican 2016 presidential candidate businessman Donald Trump (L) answers a question as former Florida governor and fellow candidate Jeb Bush looks on at the first official Republican presidential candidates debate of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign in Cleveland, Ohio, August 6, 2015. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

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Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons, a novel and a memoir. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.

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