Willie Nelson tweets to Trump: 'Let's go down to a border detention center together'

Willie Nelson asks President Donald Trump to visit border with him

By Erica Hernandez - Digital Journalist

SAN ANTONIO - This past week, country music legend Willie Nelson voiced his opinion on the current immigration issues going on on the border as thousands of children have been separated from their parents.

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Nelson is taking to Twitter to invite the President to the border.

In a tweet posted on his wife's account, Annie Nelson, Nelson tweeted, "@realDonaldTrump Hey Donald this is @WillieNelson Let's go down to the border detention center together to better understand what's happening down there?! Let's talk!"

According to the Austin 360, Nelson's publicist verified that the tweet did come from Nelson. 

Nelson was interviewed by Rolling Stone last week, when he voiced his concern about the Trump administration's zero-tolerance policy.

"What's going on at our Southern border is outrageous. Christians everywhere should be up in arms." Nelson told Rolling Stone. As of Tuesday morning, the tweet had garnered about 70 retweets and close to 140 likes.

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