An unexpected telephone call from President Donald Trump was received by the finance of a California woman killed last month by an illegal immigrant who was driving under the influence of alcohol.
Rodrigo Macias appeared Wednesday on Fox & Friends and told the story of how a five-time deportee’s actions took the life of his longtime girlfriend Sandra Duran.
A short time later, Macias, 39, received a phone call from the president, who told him and the family to “stay strong” and that he is fighting hard to make changes so events such as this do not occur again.
Something that Macias said on the television program ended up becoming a reality. “We have a better chance of President Donald Trump contacting us instead of (Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck).”
The White House confirmed that Trump called Macias to “offer his condolences.”
On February 19, Duran, 42, was driving home from church in North Hills when 45-year-old Mexican national Estuardo Alvarado, who was driving with a .30 blood-alcohol level, collided with her vehicle, killing her instantly. Alvarado was allegedly fleeing the scene of another car crash and was speeding.
Duran and Macias had a summer wedding planned. They had a 12-year-old son together and she also leaves behind an 18-year-old son from a previous marriage.
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