President Donald Trump met with “Angel Families” at the White House today — those are families who lost loved ones in crimes committed by illegal immigrants — and we could have close to a new low from folks on the left.
Kathy Griffin accused the president of using the families as propaganda:
Resistance doc Eugene Gu said he using the people who had family members killed by illegal immigrants to “demonize” illegal immigrants:
We should respect every family of every race, creed, or religion who loses a loved one due to violent crime. But the President of the United States uses his powerful platform to weaponize “Angel Families" and demonize undocumented immigrants. Horrifying.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) June 22, 2018
Charles M. Blow of the New York Times wondered how the Trump administration was able to organize this event so fast:
Trump can round up “Angel Families” in a day or so to exploit their grief.
Melania can plan a tour of facilities in Texas in 48 hour.
Yet, we STILL don’t have a reunification plan for these families.
— Charles M. Blow (@CharlesMBlow) June 22, 2018
Anti-gun Shannon Watts attacked the families for having Trump autograph photos of their loved ones:
This is weird, right? https://t.co/UZAuiARMEZ
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) June 22, 2018
As did writer/comedian Nick Jack Pappas:
Don't be surprised that Trump signed pictures of lost members of "Angel Families."
He signed checks to silence women.
He signed orders to ban Muslims.
He signed a bill to give tax cuts to the rich.
The most dangerous thing in America right now is Donald Trump's signature.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) June 22, 2018
And screenwriter Randi Mayem Singer made it racist:
Per DJT, if your loved one is killed by a brown person, you're an "angel family," if your loved one is killed by a white person, you're (not helpful to the dog whistling, so never mind that), and if you're a brown person and your loved one is stolen by the USA, you're irrelevant.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) June 22, 2018
Note that none of the anti-Trumpers bothered to listen to any of the stories:
The stories being told by Angel Families at the White House right now are absolutely horrifying. A shame they don’t receive the same outrage and empathy response as the illegal alien lawbreakers repeatedly do.
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 22, 2018
The stories were heartbreaking:
Amid the national conversation on immigration, we must never forget the heartbreaking loss that Angel Families have suffered at the hand of illegal immigration. I was humbled to join @POTUS today at the @WhiteHouse to meet with these families. God bless our Angel Families. pic.twitter.com/n5TiIWx7O5
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) June 22, 2018
Like this one about mom who was contemplating suicide:
Angel Mom says Trump saved her from suicide:
“I was gonna end my life – I had no purpose. But President Trump coming down that escalator that day and talking about illegal immigration stopped me in my tracks.”#MAGA
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) June 22, 2018
Angel Mom Mary Ann Mendoza: "There are hundreds of thousands of victims every year who are affected by illegal alien crime – rape, assault, identity theft… The mainstream media does not let you know what's really happening." pic.twitter.com/IuwEmrdLvw
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 22, 2018