President Donald Trump commented on the death of Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson, after a previously deported illegal alien driving drunk crashed into his vehicle, according to police.
“So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson,” Trump wrote. “This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!”
Trump has signaled his willingness to give Democrats amnesty for 1.8 million illegal immigrants brought to the country as children, in exchange for border wall funding, an end to chain migration, and an end to the visa lottery system. The proposal is universally opposed by Democrats.
Fifty-four-year-old Jeffrey Monroe, the driver of the vehicle Jackson was traveling in, was also killed. Police say the man arrested for the crime, Manuel Orrego-Savala, is a citizen of Guatemala and was deported in 2007 and in 2009.
“My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken,” Trump wrote.