Trump blames Democrats for drowned migrant dad and girl

Donald Trump has blamed Democrats for the deaths of a father and his young daughter who were pictured face down in a river as they tried to reach the US.

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Harrowing photographs of El Salvador migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his 23-month-old daughter Valeria show the little girl holding onto her father as their bodies lie side-by-side in shallow water along the bank of the Rio Grande near the US-Mexico border.

Asked about the images as he left the White House for a trip to Asia on Wednesday, the US president told reporters: “I hate it.

“I know it could stop immediately if the Democrats change the law. They have to change the laws.

“Then that father, who probably was this wonderful guy, with his daughter – things like that wouldn’t happen.

“That journey across that river is a very dangerous journey.”

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Mr Trump claimed the Democrats “refuse to change the loopholes” and “refuse to change the asylum”.

“In one hour we could get it done,” he added.

“They want to have open borders and open borders mean crime. And open borders mean people drowning in the rivers and it’s a very dangerous thing.”

A father and daughter were found in the Rio Grande
Image: The bodies were found face down in the Rio Grande on the US-Mexico border

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Source: SKY NEWS

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