President Trump during his remarks at the Ohio Republican Party’s annual state dinner on Friday said that today’s Democrats, with their agenda of “open borders and crime,” are “not in a position to govern.”
“Today’s Democrats are not just extreme. They’re really not in a position to govern,” said Trump.
“Open borders and crime,” he said.
He discussed the murder of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts by an illegal alien and how “Democrat immigration policies are destroying innocent lives and spilling very innocent blood.”
“Democrat immigration policies are destroying innocent lives and spilling very innocent blood,” said Trump. “We believe that any party that puts criminal aliens before citizens should be voted out of office, not into office.”
His remarks come after Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D) said that Trump's suspended family separation policy, not Tibbetts' murder, qualified as a "real problem" when it comes to immigration.
Trump added in a jab at the media, saying that once it was revealed that Tibbetts’ alleged killer was an illegal immigrant, they changed their tune and dialed down their coverage of her story.
“And, you know, the amazing thing is that everyone was talking about Mollie – [a] beautiful, wonderful, incredible person,” said Trump. “Everybody loved her … And the father was saying, she’s coming back, she’s coming back. And I was watching and I was saying, maybe he’s right. And this went on for a long time. When they found out it was this horrible illegal immigrant that viciously killed her, all of a sudden, that story went down.”
“They didn’t want to cover it the way it should have been covered,” said the president. “But what happened to Mollie was a disgrace.”
Watch his remarks below.