Just days after relatives of slain Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts slammed conservatives for using her murder as 'political propaganda,' Donald Trump Jr. authored a column for a local paper in which he criticized liberals for downplaying the illegal alien status of her alleged killer.
Trump Jr. first kicked off the fiery column Friday for the Des Moines Register: 'The reaction from some Democrats and others on the left to the murder of Mollie Tibbetts is as despicable as it is revealing.
'The mask is off and the true radical face of the Democrats has been exposed... they are seemingly more concerned with protecting their radical open-borders agenda than the lives of innocent Americans.'
The executive vice president of the Trump Organization followed in his father's footsteps this week, days after the president called for tighter immigration laws at rally in West Virginia last Tuesday.
In his column for the Iowa outlet, Trump Jr. claimed liberal media outlets have omitted prominent details about the 20-year-old Tibbett's alleged killer, Cristhian Rivera, a 24-year-old illegal alien from Mexico.
Donald Trump Jr. (pictured August 1 in Washington, DC) penned a column Thursday for an Iowa paper in which he slammed liberals for their response to the death of Mollie Tibbetts
Trump Jr said Democrats have downplayed the illegal alien status of her alleged killer, Cristhian Rivera (pictured at his initial court appearance, Wednesday, August 22, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa
Rivera was charged last Tuesday with killing Mollie Tibbetts (left on Facebook) and dumping her body in a cornfield in her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa on July 18
'Liberal media outlets went through great pains to cover the story without actually covering the story.
'Instead of truthful headlines such as "Illegal immigrant arrested in connection with murder of Mollie Tibbetts," multiple outlets ran headlines such as "Man arrested in connection to disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts,"' he wrote.
'They don’t want you to know what happened to her - and they certainly don’t want you to know who is responsible.'
He further reprimanded US Senator Elizabeth Warren, who he said 'played down the killing and said the focus should be on the "real problems" of our immigration system, such as the separation of families at our border.'
Warren, however, said in a statement on CNN: 'I'm so sorry for the family here, and I know this is hard not only for her family, but for people in her