Trump Brings Mothers of Children Killed by Undocumented Immigrants on Stage
Donald Trump allowed mothers who lost children to crimes committed by undocumented immigrants to take the stage at a Texas rally on Tuesday night.
“Today, I met with the moms of incredible American children killed by illegal immigrants as a result of the policies of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama,” the Republican presidential nominee said in Austin, before inviting the women up.
“Hillary Clinton will never meet with these families, she will never hear their incredible, but so sad stories,” he said of his Democratic rival. “She doesn’t have the heart, believe me.”
The Hill reports:
At that point, he went off the prepared remarks sent out by the campaign to invite up the women from the group The Remembrance Project, as well as border patrol agents. A handful of women spoke one by one in support of Trump, telling short stories about their children.
Agnes Gibboney, a member of the group, was one of the members to speak on stage.
“Mr. Trump is the only one who can protect your children from being slaughtered like my son was,” said Gibboney, who said her son was killed by an undocumented immigrant.
As the women left the stage, the crowd chanted “Build that wall!”
“We will never let these families down,” Trump said as they left.
“On immigration, [Hillary] Clinton is bought and paid for by special interests.”
The billionaire businessman has taken a hard line on immigration, promising to deport the 11 million undocumented immigrants and get rid of sanctuary cities, or cities that don’t prosecute some immigration crimes.
But over the past few days, the Trump campaign has wrestled with whether to soften its immigration proposals for the general election, with campaign hands and GOP leaders telling reporters his immigration plan will be ironed out in the days ahead.
He took a strong stance against undocumented immigration during the rally, hitting Clinton for promoting “amnesty.”
But just hours before, during a taping of a Fox News town hall, he specifically said that “there certainly can be a softening” his immigration proposals “because we are not looking to hurt people.”
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