Trump on Illegal Immigration: 'If You Talk About It, You're a Racist'
Donald Trump weighed in on "Fox and Friends Weekend" today about an illegal immigrant who allegedly murdered a San Francisco woman.
Police said Kathryn Steinle was shot and killed Wednesday while out for a stroll with her father along the waterfront at Pier 14.
Authorities arrested Francisco Sanchez for Steinle's murder an hour after the shooting.
According to Fox News, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials revealed that Sanchez, who is Mexican, was previously deported five times.
Trump said that Steinle's death is "so sad."
"An incredible young woman shot right in front of her father," Trump said. "Her father was standing there watching. You can never be the same when a thing like that happens."
The 2016 GOP presidential candidate added that her shooting death should never have happened.
"This is something that should have never taken place," Trump explained. "He was sent out of the country many times. He was a violent person. We have many cases like this and nobody wants to talk about it."
A number of companies have recently cut ties with Trump over his controversial remarks about Mexico and illegal immigrants.
"It seems like I’m sort of the whipping post," he stated. "I don’t understand whether you’re liberal, whether you're conservative, whether you're Republican, Democrat, why wouldn’t you talk about a problem. There is tremendous crime. Illegal immigration is just incredible."
"You talk about terrorism, the terrorists are going to come in through the Southern border too," he added. "It’s the easiest thing, you just walk right in ... You would think that no matter where you are in terms of party affiliation you’d want to do something about this. The crime is raging ... and it’s violent and people don’t even want to talk about it. If you talk about it, you’re a racist."
Watch the full interview above.