Washington: Whether it’s Hillary Clinton’s advise or President’s own conscious, Trump denounced the killing of Indian engineer working in the US, during his first address to congress in the parliament. “Last week shooting in Kansas City reminds us that while we may be a nation divided on policies, we are a country that stands united in condemning hate and evil in all of its very ugly forms”, the president said on Tuesday night.
Earlier on Monday, former democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton called on Trump to speak out against the shooting. She tweeted, “With threats & hate crimes on rise, we shouldn’t have to tell @POTUS to do his part. He must step up & speak out.”
Srinivas Kuchibhotla was fired a bullet and killed by US Navy veteran, while two others were injured in Kansas City in what seemed to be a hate crime. The incident happened on 22 February 2017 and was addressed by the President on 28 February.
Another highlight of the session was his favourite topic immigration without which the speech would have looked incomplete. “My administration has answered the pleas of the American people for immigration enforcement and border security. By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone.”