The father of Mollie Tibbetts, Ron Tibbetts, whose daughter was tragically murdered nearly two months ago in July, fired shots at Donald Trump Junior on the 1st of September for supposedly using Mollie’s passing for his political agenda.
Donald Trump and his administration frequently pointed to violence in the United States as a part of his platform during the 2016 presidential campaign, arguing that illegal immigrants play a role in the nation’s violent crime rates.
The 20-year-old college student, who disappeared during an evening jog in Brooklyn, Iowa, was killed by an illegal immigrant, sparking a wave of comments, some positive, some negative, as well as politically charged remarks.
Rob wrote, “do not appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were profoundly racist,” in an opinion piece for Des Moines Register.
According to the father, he said many people, especially politicians, have attempted to appropriate Mollie’s death in an attempt to advance racist platforms – ways of thinking she vehemently opposed.
Reportedly, Trump Junior wrote that Mollie’s death was a result of the “left’s love for open borders.” Rob said that the actions of the man who killed his daughter aren’t a reflection of the Hispanic community, in the same way that white supremacists aren’t a reflection of caucasians.
Following the discovery of Mollie’s body, President Donald Trump also commented, saying, “we need our immigration laws changed.” Moreover, he spoke about her again during a rally in West Virginia.
“Let’s celebrate our diversity rather than argue over our differences.” The 24-year-old, Cristhian Behana Rivera, was charged by authorities with first-degree murder.
The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency claim he is an illegal immigrant from Mexico and Rivera’s lawyer claimed in court that he was in the United States legally. Currently, the young man is being held on a $5 million cash bond.