Kate Steinle’s brother to Trump: ‘Don’t sensationalize my sister’s death’

Speaking with Anderson Cooper on CNN this Tuesday, Brad Steinle talked about how he and his family are holding up after the murder of his sister by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco.

Speaking with Anderson Cooper on CNN this Tuesday, Brad Steinle talked about how he and his family are holding up after the murder of his sister by an illegal immigrant in San Francisco.

Kate Steinle’s death was grabbed ahold by right wing media and certain GOP politicians, most notably Donald Trump, using the tragedy to bolster his widely condemned comments about Mexican immigrants.

“I would hope that people would reach out and get our views, and our input in what’s going on,” Steinle told Cooper.

When asked if Trump ever tried reaching out to Steinle’s family before he started using her death to pepper his anti-immigrant rhetoric, he said he never heard anything, and that Trump was promoting speech that his family disapproved of.

“You hear Donald Trump talking about Kate Steinle like he knows her. I’ve never heard a word from his campaign manager, never heard a word from him,” Steinle said. “It’s disconcerting and I don’t want to be affiliated with someone who doesn’t have the common courtesy to reach out and ask about our political views and what we want.”

“If you’re going to use somebody’s name and sensationalize the death of a beautiful young lady, maybe you should call and talk to the family first and see what their views are,” he added.

Watch the video below, via Mediaite:

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  1. Lisa Shields

    July 15, 2015 at 4:57 pm

    Trump is a total attention whore…so this is not shocking. The only thing he loves more than the sound of his own drivel is the applause of people who are likely financing his next pipe dream with their taxes, Trump did almost as much to destroy AC as Chris Christie has, to destroy NJ.

  2. Shelby

    July 15, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I think he is just proving his point. The story though sad is public knowledge, I would think her brother would be glad he is raising awaremness to the murder.

  3. Nancy Cushman

    July 15, 2015 at 11:26 pm

    WHY doesn’t the media acknowledge this family instead of drooling all over TRUMP? shame on them!

  4. zeb

    July 16, 2015 at 12:56 am

    Thinking doesn’t seem to be one your strong points!

  5. Mark Underwood

    July 16, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Seriously?? Raising awareness?? They are not try to tell the world about the plight of the Antarctic Sea Cow! I think their concern is grieving for their loss. They do not want a hack vanity candidate using this very personal tragedy to gain publicity points. Get a clue!!

  6. Gabriel Sus

    July 16, 2015 at 8:49 am


  7. Richard Hunt

    July 17, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Atlantic City.

  8. mike

    July 17, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    The only one who could speak for herself is no longer alive. So sorry but that’s what it is

  9. Diane

    July 18, 2015 at 12:52 am

    Now your stupidity is common knowledge.

  10. Randy Dockery

    July 18, 2015 at 9:44 am

    so, isnt this guy on national television sensationalizing his sisters death?

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