US President Donald Trump on Saturday blamed opposition Democrats for the death of two immigrant children in US custody.
Amidst his blames, reactions have heightened tensions as the second week of a government shutdown began over his demands for a border 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!,” Trump said on Twitter.
His comments came after the separate deaths of two Guatemalan children, aged seven and eight, who crossed the border illegally with relatives who were taken into custody by US Border Patrol.
“I am in the White House waiting for the Democrats to come on over and make a deal on Border Security,” Trump tweeted.