Heartbreaking moments are reserved for those who actually have a heart.
Parents of one of the victims of the MS-13 gang went on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle” to talk about their experience of being invited by President Trump and attending his first State of the Union speech.
The parents of the late Nisa Mickens — Elizabeth Alvarado and Robert Mickens — were asked by Ingraham for their response to Democrats not standing when they were introduced.
Robert Mickens had this to say:
Well, I thought it was very disrespectful for the simple fact the Democrats who were there that did not stand up, they were African-Americans. So that hurts me a lot to show they did not have the respect or to honor what just happened to our lives and to Americans' lives. It's not right, you know. Regardless of how they feel about the president, they should show the respect because I would show them the respect if that was their loved one.
Exactly! Whether you like or dislike Trump, you shouldn’t root for him to fail. If he fails, we as a country all fail as well.
Ingraham then brought up MSNBC host Joy Reid’s dismissal of Trump’s animus toward MS-13 by basically shrugging it off as some sort of Right-wing issue.
“He gives a speech tonight, in which he makes it sound like the biggest issue in the United States, the biggest threat is MS-13, a gang nobody that doesn't watch Fox News has ever heard of,” Reid said. “So he makes it sound like they're the biggest threat.”
Just because MS-13 might not be the biggest threat, it doesn’t disqualify them as being a threat in general.
After playing the clip of Reid’s comments for Alvarado and Mickens, Alvarado responded in a powerful, yet respectful way:
I have no words. I mean, these are gang members that just, you know, decided to be a judge and a jury to take my daughter out like that. It's unacceptable. I don't want it to happen to anybody else's family. But, something needs to be done. And I won't stop doing what I'm doing until everything turns out right. I can only hope and pray that whoever is in or any gang members, please, stop the violence. It's enough. How much more blood do we have to shed? It’s not fair.
No. No, it’s not fair.
For video of the interview, watch below:
H/T: Real Clear Politics