Echoing a sentiment shared by many Americans, President Trump on Thursday night tweeted, “A disgraceful verdict in the Kate Steinle case! No wonder the people of our Country are so angry with Illegal Immigration.”
And then first thing Friday morning, two more tweets from the president:
— “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!”
— “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.”
Two years after Kate, strolling on a San Francisco pier, was shot in the back and died in her father’s arms, the illegal alien who fired the gun was aquitted Thursday of murder and manslaughter charges.
Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who had been deported five times from the United States, was convicted only of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Defense attorneys argued that Zarate found the gun on the pier and accidentally fired it, because — they argued — the gun was prone to misfire. The bullet riccocheted and hit Steinle in the back.