As if Donald Trump had not already made his point clear, the candidate for the GOP nomination for president in 2016 has driven his stance home.
Donald Trump used the occasion of the murder of Kathryn Steinle, who was killed at Pier 14 in San Francisco, allegedly by an undocumented alien from Mexico, as opportunity to further iterate his statements about immigration.
San Francisco police are sure they have their man in the shooting. They arrested one Francisco Sanchez, and say he has made statements about the killing, which seems to be random. Sanchez has reportedly been deported from the U.S. five times for crimes.
Trump took to social media to make his points, challenging his opponent in the GOP race, Marco Rubio, with this tweet:
".@marcorubio what do you say to the family of Kathryn Steinle in CA who was viciously killed b/c we can't secure our border? Stand up for US"
.@marcorubio what do you say to the family of Kathryn Steinle in CA who was viciously killed b/c we can't secure our border? Stand up for US
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 3, 2015
Trump's statements are the latest in his reiteration that his campaign-launching assertion that some illegal immigrants are "killers and rapists" was not a mistake.
"When Mexico sends its people they aren't sending their best," Trump said when he announced his candidacy. "They are bringing drugs, they're bringing crime, they are rapists and some are good people but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we're getting."
His statements have lost him the network that carried his Miss USA pageant, as well as costing him the ire of some of his GOP comrades.
But some see Trump's stance as needed in the U.S.
Perry, Bush, Romney, Rubio are the ones making a "severe error" in attacking Trump on immigration. Americans are fed up w/illegals!
— Aslan's Girl (@Aslans_Girl) July 4, 2015
I am beginning to agree with Mr. Trump. CNN: Trump: San Francisco killing shows perils of illegal immigration http://t.co/NSZEJVKAMD
— Angela Gissendanner (@AngieGiss) July 4, 2015
Trump says the solution to America's immigration concerns is a wall on the border with Mexico.
"The American people deserve a wall to protect our jobs, economy and our safety. I am the only candidate who would build it."
"@RoniSeale: The American people deserve a wall to protect our jobs, economy and our safety. I am the only candidate who would build it."
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 4, 2015