YUMA, Ariz | The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for border deaths

YUMA, Ariz | The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for border deaths

YUMA, Ariz.  — The Latest on two Guatemalan children who died while in U.S. government custody (all times local):

6:15 p.m.

President Donald Trump is seeking to deflect blame for the deaths of two Guatemalan children in U.S. custody by claiming they were “very sick” when they arrived, even though immigration authorities have said both children passed initial health checks

In tweets on Saturday, Trump also pointed to Democrats and what he called “their pathetic immigration policies that allow people to make the long trek thinking they can enter our country illegally.”

The tweets were Trump’s first comments on the Dec.

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