Feb 6, 2018

Trump seizes on NFL player's death to attack Democrats on immigration

Edwin Jackson was a linebacker for the Indianapolis Colts. Photo: Joe Robbins / Getty Images

Taking to Twitter Tuesday morning, President Trump seized on a car accident that killed Indianapolis Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson and his driver Sunday, to blast Democrats' stance on immigration. Police believe Jackson was struck in a suspected drunk driving accident by an undocumented immigrant who has been deported twice, per CNN.

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