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WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has released a provocative new ad accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in the slayings of law enforcement officers by people in the U.S. illegally.

The 30-second ad was released Saturday on the anniversary of Trump’s inauguration and amid a government shutdown. Democrats are refusing to support a spending plan unless Republicans agree to a deal to protect some 700,000 immigrants known as “Dreamers” from deportation.

The ad touts Trump’s pledge to build a border wall and to strengthen border security.

It says, “Democrats who stand in our way will be complicit in every murder committed by illegal immigrants.”

Independent Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders calls the spot “really unbelievable and so sad for our country.”

(Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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