Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants 'Animals' in Rant

US President Donald Trump defended his use of the word "animals" against some illegal immigrants, asserting that he would continue to use the term to refer to violent gang members.

"We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in - and we're stopping a lot of them - but we're taking people out of the country", Trump said. "You wouldn't believe how bad these people are".

Trump's remarks came after comments on migration and law enforcement, so-called "sanctuary cities" for immigrants, and the MS-13 gang. She said the media is entitled to defend MS-13 if they want, but a term like "animal" doesn't go almost far enough to describe members of a gang whose motto is "rape, control, kill". Local officials reacted with glee, arguing that California makes it more hard for their communities to deport criminals-the state's existing law, said Sheriff Margaret Mims, prevents authorities from being able to use her databases "to find the bad guys", and stops her from accessing prisons to locate people who might be in the country illegally.

"I know what you're going through right now with families is very tough, but those are the bad laws that the Democrats gave us", Mr. Trump said. Frankly, I don't think the term that the president used was strong enough.

"I want to ask you [this question] because so many people around the country are talking about it over the past 24 hours".

Trump has been under fire for comments he made Wednesday while railing against California for its sanctuary immigration policies. "MS-13 has done heinous acts", she continued.


"Trump referred to those crossing USA border illegally as "animals" and slammed California sanctuary state laws as 'deadly, '" a now-deleted tweet from the Associated Press read. Trump was speaking at a round-table with local California officials when he responded to a comment that had referenced MS-13.

"MS-13 - these are animals".

"It took an animal to stab a man a hundred times and decapitate him and rip his heart out".

Nancy Pelosi berated President Trump and continued the false narrative that he called all illegal immigrants "animals" during a press conference Thursday. It took an animal to beat a woman they were sex-trafficking with a bat 28 times indenting part of her body.

A headline on the homepage of The Washington Post on Thursday morning read, "Trump refers to some undocumented immigrants as 'animals.'" The story's lede said Trump had "referred to some undocumented immigrants as 'animals.'" It wasn't until the newspaper's sixth paragraph that Trump's comments were put in the full context. "And it took an animal to kidnap and rape a 13-year-old Houston girl".

  • Tracy Klein