“They shot him in the head with a ’45. They found out from the coroner that he was on his back (like this)with his hands up and they shot him through his hands and through his head. Now that’s the original ‘Hands up don’t shoot,’ cuz that really happened.” And Mr. Trump is willing to go out and sacrifice, he doesn’t need money, he doesn’t need power, he’s powerful already. He has a name, he has what he needs, but he loves America. He loves America. He wants to make it good again.”
Jamiel Shaw Sr., the father of a high school student killed by an undocumented immigrant, will introduce Donald Trump on Saturday at a rally in Phoenix, Trump campaign officials tell CNN.
Shaw’s son, a high school football star, was shot and killed in Los Angeles in 2008 by a gang member born in Mexico. On Friday, Trump met in Los Angeles with Shaw and other family members of victims of crimes perpetrated by undocumented immigrants. He then gave a lengthy press conference in which he consistently railed against illegal immigration.
Shaw said Friday that Trump’s recent comments about illegal immigration resonated deeply with him.
“He’s speaking for the dead. He’s speaking for my son,” he said. “He’s speaking for the people who can’t speak for themselves that demand that somebody do something.”
At Friday’s press conference, Trump claimed Mexico was sending its criminals to the United States.
“The fact that they are sending criminals and prisoners into our country and there are people stupid enough to put them in jails or let them roam the street, which is even worse, I have to respect (Mexico) for it,” Trump said.
“I don’t know it you know, (former Cuban leader Fidel) Castro, many years ago, opened up his prisons and sent his prisoners to the United States,” he continued. “In a much more sophisticated manner, Mexico is doing the same thing.”
Here is Jamiel Shaw Sr.’s introduction today:
Trump, who announced his White House campaign bid last month, sparked national outrage by saying that some people crossing the border into the United States from Mexico were “rapists” and “criminals.” A slew of corporations, including Macy’s, NBC and ESPN, responded to his inflammatory remarks by severing business ties with the real estate magnate.
Despite the backlash, Trump has doubled down on his rhetoric.
And the support that he is receiving from Shaw and others demonstrates that the businessman’s message is appealing to
some* (many) voters who view illegal immigration as a serious problem. *edit by 100% FED UP!