Maureen Maloney’s son, Matthew Denice, was killed by a drunk driver in Milford, Massachusetts, in 2011. His motorcycle was struck by a pick-up truck, after which Denice was caught against the truck’s wheel well and dragged for 1/4 mile. He was alive most of that time.
Maloney still grieves the loss of her son, but what she says is even worse is the number of politicians who seek to compound the problem that led to Matthew’s death: illegal immigration.
The driver who struck Matthew, Nicolas Guaman, was in the United States illegally.
The one candidate who has her support? Donald Trump. And it wasn’t because he promised to build a wall, although she said that was appealing. Instead, Maloney cited Trump’s private actions:
“Donald Trump has gone around the country and has met with groups of family members that have lost somebody to an illegal alien and he never publicized it. He met with us…in a private meeting, and he kept it private. He kept it private.
The only way the media may have heard anything about it is if one of us happened to have mentioned it. He gained so much of my respect for that because other politicians that have spoke with me over the last four years—it’s a photo-op or a press-op, it’s always an opportunity for them to be in the limelight: [a chance for them to say] ‘see what I’m doing.’
And then you don’t hear from them again. And Donald Trump did not do that. And it’s not just those of us who lost a family member—he’s doing it with veterans and other people around the country too.”
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