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President Trump on Friday blasted what he described as a media double standard on immigration, as he families whose relatives were killed will be honored, of illegal immigrants and accused to ignore the press, the focus on the plight of migrants caught crossing the border.
After a week of saturation coverage of illegal immigrant parents — separated from their children, a policy Trump Vice versa, under public and political pressure, the President stressed that the so-called angels were the families of “permanently separated.”
The families whose children and other relatives, who were killed by illegal immigrants, back the message while the White House repeated the event.
“You don’t hear these stories,” said Steve Ronnebeck, whose 21-year-old son, Grant is killed by an illegal immigrant over a pack of cigarettes. “But it is a permanent separation.”
The members of the family joined Trump and Vice President Pence at the event Friday, holding photos of their deceased loved ones.
“These are the American citizens, who are permanently separated from their loved ones. The word you think is ‘permanently'” Trump said Friday. “Because the illegal immigrants have been killed. These are the families, the media ignores. This is a very unfair situation.”
The President was a clear attempt to underline the stakes in his push to crack down on illegal immigration, while the defense critical reporting in the media.
His administration’s tough “zero-tolerance” policy, addiction, law enforcement for illegal border crossers inspired party created cross-indignation this week, as images and accounts no families separated as a result. Trump ran through the signing of an executive order, the status of such efforts to enforce, this week, allows families to stay together during the process, while unclear.
Trump, if, accused the media and democratic legislators the other side of the problem-the drugs-crime, MS-13 gang activity and killings, like those that tore apart families, ignore visited the White house on Friday.
“You don’t want said discuss, you don’t want to hear, they want to see,” Trump. “No major news networks to go to their homes or place pictures of your loved ones on the daily show.”
Trump added: “Where is the media outrage over the catch-and-release-policy? Where is the condemnation of the Democrats in the sanctuary cities, release the perpetrators of violence in our society?”
Trump paid tribute to the angel of families, calling them “brave Americans.”
“Her loss is not in vain” Trump been said. “We are securing our borders, and we will make sure that you are taken care of properly. Help get the word out. We have a safe country.”
An angel of a mother, Laura Wilkerson, took the stage after the president’s remarks, describing the loss of her 18-year-old son, Josh, in 2010.
“Josh was brutally tortured, strangled, over and over, set fire to, after death. His last hours were brutal. None of our children had one minute to say good-bye,” Wilkerson said. “We were not happy enough to be separated for five days, or 10 days. We are separated, and that’s final.”
Wilkerson said, if you want to see your son, “we go to the cemetery.”
“This is a permanent separation,” Wilkerson. “It’s the media who do not share it with other people. Luckily, I get to see him again in heaven.”
While Trump the importance of securing the border, said to the efforts in Congress of a sweeping immigration law have stalled.
House Republicans have shut down a vote on a key-pushed bill up next week, but Trump on Friday threw a wrench in the process by suggesting you should “stop wasting their time” until after the mid-term elections.
GOP lawmakers are still moving forward with attempts of the legislation to the floor next week.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.