On the morning of the Super Bowl, NFL player Edwin Jackson was killed after a car crash with a drunk driver. Once it was revealed that the suspect was an illegal immigrant, it didn't take Donald Trump long to respond.

Trump on Twitter

From the day he kicked off his campaign for president, Donald Trump has put focus on the issue of illegal immigration. During his campaign and since his inauguration, the former host of "The Apprentice" has pushed for increased border security, including funding for a southern border wall, while constantly praising ICE for deportations.

After Edwin Jackson of the Indianapolis Colts was killed last Sunday morning after being hit by drunk driver Orrego-Savala, a two-time deported illegal immigrant from Guatemala, Trump decided to use the issue to push immigration reform during a pair of tweets on February 6.

Taking to Twitter on Tuesday morning, Donald Trump lashed out at Democrats on the issue of immigration due to the death of Edwin Jackson. "So disgraceful that a person illegally in our country killed Colts linebacker Edwin Jackson," Trump tweeted out.

"This is just one of many such preventable tragedies. We must get the Dems to get tough on the Border, and with illegal immigration, FAST!" Donald Trump went on to add.

"My prayers and best wishes are with the family of Edwin Jackson, a wonderful young man whose life was so senselessly taken," he noted in a follow-up tweet.

Instant backlash

After tweeting about the death of Edwin Jackson, Donald Trump was quickly met with backlash from critics. "Last year 30,000+ people were killed by non-immigrants in this country via guns.

That seems like a bigger problem than a single illegal immigrant. Just saying," one tweet read.

"Yes lack of law and order. Like how Congress passed Russian sanctions but Trump is not enforcing them," a Twitter user wrote. "Dems want tough border security. They just don’t want the stupid wall," an additional tweet noted. "Amazing a 12 year old kills and injures kids in a California School due to lack gun controls and not a tweet from Don The Con," a social media user tweeted.

"It’s disgraceful that the POTUS is misleading the American people to think that the route cause of crime in America are undocumented immigrants to further his racist agenda," Bishop Talbert Swan added in a reply. "It’s disgraceful you’re using a man’s death for political reasons. But then you’ve been doing this since your campaign. I forgot," yet another tweet stated.