A new ad released by GOP presidential candidate Donald J. Trump features the story of Jamiel Shaw, a Californian whose teenage son was shot and killed by an illegal immigrant.
Shaw, a lifelong Democrat, now believes that Trump was “sent from God.”
“Since my son was dead, I pretty much gave up on being happy,” Shaw told The Washington Examiner.
Trump reached out to Shaw and asked for a meeting in Los Angeles. That was a surprise to him.
“To see somebody, especially a billionaire, come out. I can’t even get a neighborhood politician to come out, that’s why it’s so surreal to me,” Shaw said.
Trump told Shaw to his face “I promise you I would never let your son’s life be in vain.”
“To me it felt like the [future] president cared about me,” he said.
That moment was transformational for the grieving father.
“People are looking at immigration as just an immigration issue, but people are dying. It’s a fact. What good is the economy, healthcare, going to school, if people are dying?” Shaw asked. “Trump is doing things he doesn’t have to do. He can buy a whole island and get away from crime.”
Now, he believes the future of our great country is bright, thanks to that meeting with Trump.
“This was the first time I thought everything’s really gonna be all right. To me, he was sent from God,” said Shaw.