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Trump: Clinton Failed to Protect People Killed by Illegal Immigrants

On Saturday, Donald Trump lambasted Hillary Clinton for ignoring the deaths of American citizens at the hands of illegal immigrants. Trump claims “[Clinton] had the power and the duty to stop it cold and she didn’t.”

The Hill reports:

A somber Donald Trump on Saturday pledged to protect Americans from dangerous illegal immigrants, an obligation he said his opponent Hillary Clinton failed to fulfill.

Trump addressed a Houston, Texas, conference for the Remembrance Project, a group made up of families whose loved ones were killed by undocumented immigrants.

“I am honored to be here today and to shine a spotlight on a group of victims who have been forced, and I mean truly forced, into the shadows,” Trump said as he began his talk.

“Your stories are not featured in the news, you have no demonstrators taking to the streets on your behalf, you have no interest taking up your cause, and the politicians ignore your cries for help. But I never will.”

Trump then blasted his Democratic opponent and for her immigration proposals, which he characterized as a plan for “open borders.”

“Now, my opponent will never meet with you … She will never hear your stories. She will never share in your pain,” he said. “She will only meet with the donors and the special interests and the open border advocates.”

Trump said Clinton “failed to take forceful action” on countries refusing to take back deported citizens and the release of people trying to cross the border illegally.

“She had the power and the duty to stop it cold and she didn’t,” he said.

Toward the end of his speech, Trump stepped aside to allow some of the family members of victims to tell their stories to the audience.

He was then presented with a plaque with names and faces of those who were killed by illegal immigrants.

“Your loved ones will not have died in vain, believe me,” Trump concluded.

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