Donald Trump Jr. has been sounding the alarm on voices that have largely been silenced by the mainstream media and ignored by top Democrats like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA): so-called “Angel Parents” — mothers, fathers and family members of those killed at the hands of illegal immigrants.
The oldest Trump son took to social media on Sunday to post a powerful clip of Angel Mother Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son was tragically killed by a drunk-driving illegal immigrant.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Mendoza was asked by host Sean Hannity if she was pleased with President Donald Trump “holding the line” during the partial government shutdown over wall funding for the southern border.
Mendoza said she was “very happy” with Trump and blasted Pelosi for ignoring her requests to meet with her.
“I would love the opportunity to stand with Nancy Pelosi mother-to-mother and look her in the eye and say, ‘Which child of yours, or grandchild of yours would you give up to support this agenda?'” she said, adding, “It’s like a slap in our face and a kick to our loved one’s grave every time she does this.”
“And I want the public to know, and I want Nancy Pelosi to know: I called her office again today and requested another meeting next week when I’m in D.C. and it was dead silence from her staffer. I said, ‘This is Angel mother Mary Ann Mendoza. I’d like to request a meeting face-to-face, mother-to-mother with Nancy Pelosi about this situation.’ Dead silence, and the staffer said, ‘No. I’ll put you through and you could leave a voicemail.'”
“Why is [Pelosi] ignoring and refusing to meet with these heroic Angel mom’s?” asked Don Jr., captioning the video. “The victims of illegal immigration deserve a voice, even if Pelosi and her Democrat friends want to pretend they don’t exist.”
President Donald Trump reposted his son’s Instagram post onto his personal account.
During the same segment, Angel Mother Agnes Gibboney, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant gang member in 2002, similarly blasted Pelosi and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY).
“I would like to invite Nancy and Chuck Schumer to my son’s grave on January 28 so they can celebrate, well not celebrate, cry with me at his ‘manufactured grave,'” Gibboney said, according to Newsweek. “This is permanent family separation. … How dare she.”
“Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi are just hypocrites,” said Angel Father Steve Ronnebeck, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant in 2015.
Don Jr. has since echoed the call for top Democrats and the media to listen to these parents. “A group of heroic Angel families came to Washington, DC today to support building the wall and to tell their tragic stories of how they lost loved ones due to illegal immigration,” he posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “Unfortunately, you probably didn’t know that, since the #FakeNews media continues to ignore them.”