( CNN) “I don’t crave Mollie’s memory to get lost amongst politics, ” worried Billie Jo Calderwood, the aunt of Mollie Tibbetts, the Iowa teenager whose figure was recovered this past Tuesday. Calderwood’s pertains had been widely futile, as the White House and others have sought to politicize Tibbetts’ death.
The reason this horrible demise is useful to the Trump administration and its supporters is self-evident: now lies an actualization of only the sort of dread they position to shock their adherents — a young, grey and beautiful girlfriend jogging, allegedly killed at the handwritings of a cruel and native native.
Xenophobia and gender are at the heart of the national reaction to the Tibbetts tragedy in numerous natures. The suspect perpetrator, Christhian Bahena Rivera, is an undocumented immigrant, and the victim is a woman last-place encountered out jogging. Rivera told permissions he got out of his automobile and engaged her, and she threatened to call police if he didn’t stop.