President Trump slammed an immigration program Wednesday that he claims admitted the suspect responsible for the attack in New York City.
“The terrorist came into our country through what is called the ‘Diversity Visa Lottery Program,’ a Chuck Schumer beauty. I want merit based,” Mr. Trump tweeted, referring to the New York Democratic senator.
Mr. Trump was reacting to the attack in New York City on Tuesday that occurred near in Lower Manhattan. A man drove a rental truck down a bike path, got out of the vehicle, and displayed a paintball gun and a pellet gun before being shot by police. Eight people have died while another 11 recover from injuries.
The suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, shouted “God is Great” in Arabic during the attack, and a note reading “ISIS lives forever” was found in the truck he was driving, according to an NBC News report.
“We are fighting hard for Merit Based immigration, no more Democrat Lottery Systems. We must get MUCH tougher (and smarter). @foxandfriends,” Mr. Trump added, with a mention of Fox News’ morning show “Fox & Friends.”