A full-scale manhunt is on in California after authorities say the suspect shot and killed a Newman Police Department corporal early Wednesday morning after being pulled over for drunk driving. Though some mainstream outlets are trying to hide the fact, authorities say the suspect is an illegal alien. President Trump, however, is making sure the public doesn’t miss that detail in the tragic and harrowing situation.
“There is right now a full scale manhunt going on in California for an illegal immigrant accused of shooting and killing a police officer during a traffic stop,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “Time to get tough on Border Security. Build the Wall!”
The suspect was pulled over around 1 a.m. Wednesday over suspected drunk driving by Cpl. Ronil Singh, 33. The suspect shot and killed Singh and fled the scene.
The Sacramento Bee — which makes no mention of the suspect’s illegal status in its headline (“On emotional day, search continues for suspect in death of Newman corporal”) and withholds that information until the seventh paragraph of its piece — reports that Stanislaus County detectives searched a farmhouse about a dozen miles south of Merced on Thursday afternoon, but did not find the suspect. The search, the paper reports, is one of several being conducted by authorities “on a day filled with urgency, emotion and politics from afar.”
“We will find him, we will arrest him and we will bring him to justice,” Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson said at a press conference Thursday. “He doesn’t belong here; he is a criminal,” he added.
Over the last week, Trump has ramped up his calls for the construction of a border wall, the funding for which has triggered a partial government shutdown over the holidays. In his most recent public comments on the issue, the president is now threatening to close the southern border entirely if the “Obstructionist Democrats” continue to block the border wall project.
“We will be forced to close the Southern Border entirely if the Obstructionist Democrats do not give us the money to finish the Wall & also change the ridiculous immigration laws that our Country is saddled with. Hard to believe there was a Congress & President who would approve!” Trump wrote Friday in a series of tweets. “The United States looses soooo much money on Trade with Mexico under NAFTA, over 75 Billion Dollars a year (not including Drug Money which would be many times that amount), that I would consider closing the Southern Border a ‘profit making operation.’ We build a Wall or…. Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are doing nothing for the United States but taking our money. Word is that a new Caravan is forming in Honduras and they are doing nothing about it. We will be cutting off all aid to these 3 countries – taking advantage of U.S. for years!”
Since his surprise visit to U.S. troops in Iraq and Germany earlier this week, Trump has been hammering the border wall issue. Prior to his manhunt tweet, Trump issued another series of tweets highlighting the criminal threat posed by our porous southern border.
“Have the Democrats finally realized that we desperately need Border Security and a Wall on the Southern Border. Need to stop Drugs, Human Trafficking,Gang Members & Criminals from coming into our Country. Do the Dems realize that most of the people not getting paid are Democrats?” he wrote. “The Democrats OBSTRUCTION of the desperately needed Wall, where they almost all recently agreed it should be built, is exceeded only by their OBSTRUCTION of 350 great people wanting & expecting to come into Government after being delayed for more than two years, a U.S. record!”
“The reason the DACA for Wall deal didn’t get done was that a ridiculous court decision from the 9th Circuit allowed DACA to remain, thereby setting up a Supreme Court case. After ruling, Dems dropped deal – and that’s where we are today, Democrat obstruction of the needed Wall,” he added. “‘Border Patrol Agents want the Wall.'” Democrat’s say they don’t want the Wall (even though they know it is really needed), and they don’t want ICE. They don’t have much to campaign on, do they? An Open Southern Border and the large scale crime that comes with such stupidity!”
After his post about the manhunt in California, Trump slammed Democrats for putting Americans at risk just to score political points against him. “This isn’t about the Wall, everybody knows that a Wall will work perfectly (In Israel the Wall works 99.9%),” he wrote. “This is only about the Dems not letting Donald Trump & the Republicans have a win. They may have the 10 Senate votes, but we have the issue, Border Security. 2020!”