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The Five Gets Heated After Juan Williams Says Trump Using Murder of Mollie Tibbetts to Distract From Manafort-Cohen

The Five addressed the murder of Mollie Tibbetts, a 20-year-old student at the University of Iowa who went missing a month ago and she was found dead this week. Police charged a 24-year-old immigrant for the murder, and while authorities said he was in the country illegally, his lawyer disputed that.

Fox News host Juan Williams accused President Donald Trump — like in the case of Kate Steinle — of “sensationalizing” the death of these young women for political gain.

“In Trump’s case he’s using this to distract and deceive people,” Williams said. “In terms of the big news of the day which is about the Michael Cohen plea deal, about Paul Manafort being convicted. At this point you have the president’s personal lawyer, his campaign chairman, his national security advisor all convicted felons.”

“There’s lots of murders in America,” Williams said. “There is a lower rate of violent crime among illegal immigrants and immigrants than there is among native-born Americans.”

Those comments led to a heated clash between Williams and co-host Jesse Watters.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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