Mother of Rachel Morin after call from Trump: 'His words brought comfort to me'

"I am deeply touched by President Trump’s kindness and concern," Morin said.

Published: June 21, 2024 10:52am

Former President Donald Trump on Thursday called the mother of Rachel Morin, a mother of five whom authorities say was murdered by an illegal immigrant.

Morin was killed while on a hiking trail in Maryland in August of last year. Earlier this week, authorities charged illegal immigrant Victor Antonio Martinez Hernandez, 23, with her death and rape.

Patty Morin, Rachel's mother, expressed appreciation for Trump's call.

"I am deeply touched by President Trump’s kindness and concern," Morin said, according to the New York Post. "He was genuine and truly wanted to know how our family was coping. He asked about Rachel and showed honest compassion for her untimely death."

"His words brought comfort to me during this very difficult time," she went on.

Hernandez entered the U.S. illegally in February of last year and allegedly committed a violent home invasion in Los Angeles one month later. His entry into the U.S. followed accusations that he killed a young woman in El Salvador.

Trump has campaigned heavily on immigration and highlighted the crimes committed by illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. through the southern border. He previously lamented the death of University of Georgia student Laken Riley, who was allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant from Venezuela.

"Joe Biden has no remorse, no regret, no empathy, no compassion, and worst of all, he has no intention of stopping the deadly invasion that stole precious Laken’s beautiful American life," Trump said at a March rally in Georgia. "What Joe Biden has done on our border is a crime against humanity, and the people of this nation, for which he will never be forgiven."

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