The family of Mollie Tibbetts is grieving with the horrific news that their daughter who had been missing for over a month has been found dead. The 20-year-old University of Iowa student, who was last seen jogging on July 18, was found laying in a corn field outside of Brooklyn, Iowa on Tuesday. Later, we learned her murderer was an illegal immigrant.
How did Zeke Miller, White House reporter for the Associated Press, respond? He immediately suggested that President Trump and his supporters were going to use this latest information as their next rally chant.
Likely coming to a Trump rally near you.... Investigators: Suspect in Mollie Tibbetts death is in custody, subject to immigration detainer https://t.co/S14Mbnd7Ff— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 21, 2018
Social media users condemned Miller's tweet as tasteless, classless and sick.
This is beyond disgusting.— Sure, Jan (@LilMissRightie) August 21, 2018
I’d say it’s beneath you but nope. https://t.co/Dz7oxM1XFb
What a dispicable excuse for journalism this tweet is. You had to trash up the tragedy with your vitriol. Badly done, Mr. Miller, badly done.— AngelsWalk! (@LAWGermany) August 21, 2018
Others just asked a simple question.
It looks like Miller saw all the hate tweets because he followed up his awful take with this.
Obviously a tragedy. Just pointing out the obvious _ that this revelation contributes to that which POTUS has been highlighting...— Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) August 21, 2018