While the left likes to claim that President Donald Trump is “anti-immigrant,” it appears that Anamika Singh — the widow of Newman Police Department Cpl. Ronil Singh, a legal immigrant who was murdered by an illegal alien thug the day after Christmas last year — strongly disagrees.
She disagrees so much so, it would seem, that she vociferously thanked the president Wednesday for being one of the few lone people in America to give a damn about her suffering immigrant family.
This is Newman, CA Police Officer Ronil Singh, his pretty young wife, and beautiful baby on Christmas Day, just five hours before he was shot and killed by an illegal alien.
He was beloved in his department and his community. pic.twitter.com/yHnwcijfFP
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) December 27, 2018
Singh at first refused Trump’s invitation to speak, but at the last minute changed her mind and delivered a message that won’t be carried by liberal mainstream media.
“I actually want to thank you personally,” she said to the president’s face Wednesday at the 38th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service on Capitol Hill while holding back tears.
“You’re the only one that actually reached out and gave your condolences to the family, and it actually means a lot to all of our law enforcement families that are here for the sacrifice my husband and his brothers and sisters have given.
“Every family sitting out here wants justice for what happened to their loved ones.”
Trump seemed moved by her statement and promised that “justice” would come.
Her step-brother, Reggie Singh, who’s been especially vocal in his support of the president’s crackdown on illegal immigration and plans to build a border wall, was equally grateful.
“This man over here, the Singh family supports him, whatever he is doing for the law enforcement, we support him,” he said. “His team at the White House has reached out to us multiple times … this man is amazing and my family supports him.”
Listen to both of them below:
Ronil, a father of a baby boy, died after he pulled over an illegal immigrant thug who proceeded to shoot him. The killer was later identified as Gustavo Perez Arriaga, a known criminal with two DUI arrests on his record who’d been allowed to remain in the U.S. because of California’s sanctuary city laws.
At the time, the president responded to Ronil’s murder by demanding that congressional Democrats allow him to secure the border and reiterated the need for a border wall.
The murder occurred only days after the government entered a partial government shutdown because of congressional Democrats’ refusal to fund the president’s desired border wall.
Even after Ronil’s tragic, unnecessary death, Democrats refused to budge. Instead, they continued railing against Trump’s allegedly “anti-immigrant,” “racist” and “immoral” wall.
The president eventually superseded Congress’s authority by declaring a national emergency in February and using that as a pretext to funnel government funds toward paying for the wall. Congressional Democrats and their establishment Republican allies have since tried repeatedly to undermine him.
Speaking Wednesday at the Memorial Service, the president cited what happened to Ronil as an example of why a border wall is needed and why much more can and must still be done.
“Ronil came to this country legally in 2003 with the dream of earning the badge of an American police officer,” he said. “That was always his dream. And that’s exactly what Ronil did: He devoted his life to defending the laws of our country. … Then, Corporal Singh headed out on duty — which he loved — to protect and to serve. You all know the story.”
“Because hours later, he was gunned down and killed during a simple traffic stop. He was a vicious killer, this man that crossed into our country from the border just a little while before.”
He was a “vicious killer that could’ve been kept out with border security, with the wall, with whatever the hell it takes,” the president added.
“But we’re getting it there. We’re building the wall. We’re beefing up like you wouldn’t believe. The military has come into action. People are trying to come into our country illegally because our country is doing well. They can’t come in illegally. They have to come in through the legal system. They have to come in through merit. They can’t come in like this killer came in — just rode across the border, went through every sign he could go through.”
In response to the White House sharing clips from the speech to Twitter, left-wing social media users pounced, as usual, using the clips as further opportunities to mock and ridicule.
“To all of the families of our fallen officers, our whole country is praying for you, embracing you, and pledging to you that we will never, ever leave your side.” — President Trump pic.twitter.com/duzVtsfIKh
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 15, 2019
— Michael Archbald (@MArchbald) May 16, 2019
What about the victims of gun violence who don’t wear badges? Oh right – thoughts and prayers.
— Kemp Honeycutt (@Kemp13) May 15, 2019
I bet you said that to your wives too.
— Dawn (@DawnWatland) May 15, 2019
A sexual assaulter, rapist and felon being investigated for tax evasion, money laundering, bank fraud and insurance fraud addressing law enforcement takes irony to a whole new level.
— LeoKapakos (@LeoKapakosNY) May 15, 2019
— Thurmo (@kthurmokt) May 15, 2019
But fk the families of anyone shot or killed by an officer. Especially if they’re not white. That’s the rest of your statement. I think you forgot but it’s ok. Here to help
— Cecilie (@cecilieshaw01) May 16, 2019
It’s unclear what’s made these people so unhealthily cynical.
During his speech Wednesday, the president made sure to make it known that he stands with every police officer, alive or dead, and their respective families.
“To all of the families of our fallen officers: Our whole country is praying for you, embracing you, and pledging to you that we will never, ever leave your side, never disappoint you,” he said.
“Your loved ones were extraordinary and selfless Americans who gave everything they had in defense of our communities, our children, and our nation. These brave heroes did not put on the uniform for praise or for glory. They wore the badge because it was their duty, their calling, their noble purpose to serve, protect like nobody has ever done it before. They embodied our highest ideals and greatest aspirations. They were the very best of us. There was nobody close.”
“Today, we engrave their memories into our hearts and inscribe their names into the eternal roll call of American heroes. In honor of the fallen, we pledge to always support their brothers and sisters in blue. We stand firmly, strongly, and proudly with the incredible men and women of law enforcement.”
Watch the full speech below:
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