Trump Issues A Sound Response On Two Children Who Died After Entering The Border

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President Trump took to Twitter Saturday afternoon blasting Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies for the death of children and others at the border.

He said that Democrats encourage migrants to make the trek north in hazardous conditions.

President Trump wrote on Twitter, “Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally. They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try!”

He was referring to the recent deaths of two child migrants who died in government custody this month. Felipe Gomez Alonzo, eight, died this week after being arrested by border agents in Texas.

According to Fox News, an agent noticed Alonzo coughing, father and son were taken to an Alamogordo hospital, where Felipe was diagnosed with a common cold and found to have a fever of 103 degrees, according to Customs and Border Control. But after being released with medication, he fell ill and died in the hospital.

The death comes after the death of seven-year old Jakelin Caal Maquin this month. Customs and Border Protection officials said the girl, also from Guatemala, was dehydrated as hadn’t eaten or consumed water for several days before she was detained, Fox News reported(Continued Below)

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said she ordered “extraordinary protective measures” to stop such deaths from occurring, and called for an investigation in what she said was an uptick in sick children crossing our borders.”

The President said that the children were sick before they came into the custody of the Untied States and pointed out the father of Maquin said it was not the fault of border authorities.

He wrote on Twitter, “The two children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol. The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn’t given her water in days. Border Patrol needs the Wall and it will all end. They are working so hard & getting so little credit!” (Continued Below)

President Trump continues his push for the wall amid a partial government shutdown. He has demanded $5 billion in funding for the wall, but Democrats have said they won’t agree to more than $1.3 billion for border security.

On Friday, the President warned that if Democrats to do not agree to funding the wall, he will close the southern border entirely.

(Related Article: On Day 7 Of The Shutdown, Trump Issues An Ultimatum To Democrats: ‘We Build A Wall Or Close The Southern Border!’)

The Commander in Chief also tweeted Saturday, “For those that naively ask why didn’t the Republicans get approval to build the Wall over the last year, it is because IN THE SENATE WE NEED 10 DEMOCRAT VOTES, and they will gives us “NONE” for Border Security! Now we have to do it the hard way, with a Shutdown. Too bad! @FoxNews”

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President Trump’s Official Tweets:

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Analysis from Steve Rogers, former member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force, and retired CIA senior intelligence officer Daniel Hoffman discussed the border wall with legal analyst Gregg Jarrett on Friday night.


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