President Donald Trump urged people to vote Republican to secure funding for the border wall in the wake of the murder of Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts.
During an interview on Fox News that aired Thursday morning, Trump mourned the death of Tibbetts at the hands of an illegal immigrant and doubled down on building the wall.
“Another American killed by an illegal alien is just adding fuel to this already controversial immigration subject that you’ve been outspoken about,” Fox News anchor Ainsley Earhardt said, referring to the Tibbetts murder. “What do you say to those who disagree with your immigration plan?”
“Mollie is this beautiful young girl … she was killed by a horrible person that came in from Mexico, illegally here, found by ICE — our great ICE,” Trump asserted. “Without them, you might not be sitting here so comfortably right now.”
“I just think it’s so sad. We’re building the wall, it’s already started. We’ve spent $3.2 billion on it, we’re asking for $5 billion for this year’s funding,” he said. “I’d like to build it even faster, but dealing with the Democrats is very tough. The immigration laws are horrible.”
“We have to elect more Republicans,” Trump concluded.