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Donald Trump Blames Democrats For Death Of Children As Shutdown Continues

As the US. Government shutdown lingers, President Trump has heightened his attack on Democrats in a new series of tweets.

In the tweets, the President tried an inflammatory tactics, lambasting Democrats and accusing them of being responsible for the shut down that is now in its 8th day and also for the death of the two kids who died in US. immigration centers.

He said: “I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security,”

This is far from his promise on the campaign trail where he promised that Mexico was going to pay for the wall.

“Any deaths of children or others at the Border are strictly the fault of the Democrats and their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally. They can’t. If we had a Wall, they wouldn’t even try!” He also tweeted.

“The two children in question were very sick before they were given over to Border Patrol. The father of the young girl said it was not their fault, he hadn’t given her water in days. Border Patrol needs the Wall and it will all end. They are working so hard [and] getting so little credit!”

Felipe Gómez Alonzo, eight, is the latest to die in US. custody, after being apprehended by the border patrol. He died late on Christmas Eve. Attorney for his family said he had flu.

The first child to die was Jakelin Caal who died on December 8, and her cause of death is currently unknown.

President Trump has now laid the blame squarely on Democrats in Congress. Democrats have in turn have said they will not give him the $5bn needed to build the wall. The standoff has affected over 800,000 federal employees who are currently working without pay. Democrats have also pointed to Trump’s meeting at the oval office with Democratic leaders where he promised to take ownership of any government shutdown.

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