Fact checking Luis Bracamonte "cop killer" ad that Trump tweeted this week

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In Arizona, two women - Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema and Republican Representative Martha McSally, a former air force fighter pilot - are battling to replace Senator Jeff Flake, a Trump critic who is not running for reelection.

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.

The president has made his hard-line immigration policies the center of his closing argument, trying to raise anxiety about several caravans of Central American migrants traveling to the southern border and threatening to end the constitutionally enshrined right of birthright citizenship by executive order.

Republicans have a slim 51-49 hold on the Senate, where Democrats have a tough hill to climb with 26 Democratic seats on the ballot and only nine Republican seats. Mr Trump headlined a fundraiser for the Republican in early September which brought in more than $1 million in donations to his campaign.

It has taken a central role in the USA president's closing midterm election argument amid his frenzy of hardline immigration proposals in the final stages of the campaign.

Cop-killing illegal immigrant Luis Bracamontes stars in a web video from January that President Trump tweeted Thursday.

The 53-second video released Wednesday evening remains pinned to the top of the president's popular Twitter feed.

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

"Democrats let him into the country", the video says in all caps.

Trump had a meeting on election security Thursday with FBI Director Chris Wray, members of the Justice Department, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen (KEER'-sten) Nielsen and National Intelligence Director Dan Coats.

Trump has scheduled 10 campaign rallies over the next five days in eight states - Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia.

In reliably Republican Texas, Sen. In an interview with CNN, Perez described the ad as "fearmongering". The campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The previous year, Jessica Davis and Susan Oliver, the widows of Detective Michael Davis and Deputy Sheriff Danny Oliver, were invited to Trump's address to Congress. Bracamontes' case - he was sentenced to death in March - also received steady coverage on Breitbart and other right-wing news sites. 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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