President Trump late Thursday tweeted that the not guilty verdict in the Kate Steinle murder trial was “disgraceful,” highlighting his apparent frustration at the resolution of a case he had cited during his presidential campaign as a justification for tougher immigration enforcement.
“A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case!” Trump tweeted after the jury rejected possible charges ranging from involuntary manslaughter to first-degree murder. “No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.”
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 1, 2017
Kate Steinle case: Trump in Twitter fury as jury acquits illegal immigrant charged in San Francisco killing https://t.co/VQMfEwoZ5v— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) December 1, 2017
No. The jury had options. Could have gone for a lesser manslaughter charge and didn't. https://t.co/Ifihwg6uHy— Jay Weber (@JayWeber3) December 1, 2017