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: