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Donald Trump has blamed the Christmas Eve death of an 8-year-old boy on Democrats and the child’s grieving parents in a tweet.

Using his signature abuser logic, the president tweeted that if Democrats would only give him the wall no one wants, he wouldn’t be forced to detain children:

He also claimed that the father of 7-year-old Jakelin Caal Maquin, who died of dehydration, fever, and septic shock in the custody of Border Patrol, hadn’t given her water in days, which her father says is untrue.


On Christmas Eve, Felipe GĂłmez Alonzo died in U.S. immigration custody. He tested positive for influenza B, according to The Washington Post, but the cause of death is still under investigation.