Trump Rails Against Not-Guilty Steinle Verdict

Posted: Dec 01, 2017 7:30 AM

In case you missed the breaking news Thursday, Jose Zarate, the illegal alien who shot and killed Kate Steinle in San Francisco, was found not guilty

Zarate, you’ll remember, had been deported five times prior to the deadly shooting of Steinle. He had even been in jail on a drug charge prior to the shooting but thanks to San Francisco’s sanctuary city laws, Zarate was released despite a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer on him. 

As you can imagine, President Trump, who campaigned on cracking down on illegal immigration and building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, was furious at the not-guilty verdict. On Thursday evening he called it “disgraceful” and said it’s “no wonder the people of our Country are so angry with illegal immigration.” 

But he didn’t stop there. Friday morning he continued talking about the case. 

“The Kate Steinle killer came back and back over the weakly protected Obama border, always committing crimes and being violent, and yet this info was not used in court. His exoneration is a complete travesty of justice. BUILD THE WALL!” Trump said on Twitter.

“The jury was not told the killer of Kate was a 7 time felon. The Schumer/Pelosi Democrats are so weak on Crime that they will pay a big price in the 2018 and 2020 Elections,” he added.

While Zarate may not have been found guilty of first degree murder, second degree murder, or manslaughter, U.S. immigration official will deport him…again.

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