Media twists Trump’s “animals”

| May 17, 2018 | 64 Comments

Yesterday, President Trump railed against MS-13 thugs and called them “animals”. Today the media is telling us that Trump was calling all immigrants “animals”. What he actually said;

Trump was asked about the brutal gang by Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims when addressing California sanctuary city laws. Mims specifically said, “There could be an MS-13 gang member I know about, if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about them.”

The president responded, “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”

Now, from the Associated Press;

While railing against California for its so-called sanctuary immigration policies, President Donald Trump referred to some people who cross the border illegally as “animals” — drawing a sharp rebuke from Democratic leaders for the harsh rhetoric.

Trump’s remark at meeting with local leaders was in response to a complaint about gang members.

“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them,” Trump said during the immigration round table after a sheriff commented about gangs. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.”

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., responded on Twitter to the president, saying, “When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t ‘animals,’ and these people aren’t either.”

And from Yahoo News;

President Trump portrayed some immigrants crossing into the country illegally as “animals” while speaking Wednesday at a White House event targeting California’s sanctuary city policies.

“We have people coming into the country, who are trying to come in, and we’re stopping a lot of them, but we’re taking people out of the country, you wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” Trump said in reference to alleged gang members. “These aren’t people. These are animals.”

That broad-brush assertion itself is jarring, but not uncommon for Trump. In fact, it’s just the latest instance in which Trump has sought to dehumanize those he considers undesirable.

He’d probably only offer illegals one scoop of ice cream, too.

Category: Illegal Immigrants

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  1. IDC SARC says:

    At this point I don’t blame Dems et al for their rhetoric as much as I blame anyone dumb enough to believe their utterances.

  2. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    The libtard mess media has given maximum effort to giving President Trump negative coverage ever since he announced his candidacy for President on the GOP ticket and it’s been said that most media outlets give 90+% negative coverage of him! President Trump could come up with a cure for cancer and the DNC-operated libtard moonbat media headline would be something like “TRUMP PLANS TO PUT CANCER TREATMENT OUT OF BUSINESS”.

  3. Mason says:

    This is the height of fake news. This will blow up on them. They want even more people to tune out and/or go to Fox News? Keep it up morons.

  4. Crucible says:

    Yahoo had another one I saw while there for this story about a “Muslim woman denied entry to a country courthouse because she is muslim”, when in fact she set off the metal detector and refused to be searched.

    Lying, fake news aholes.

  5. Atkron says:

    The media and swampy politicians got their soundbytes. That’s all they cared about, anything to fuel the hate Trump fire.

  6. AW1Ed says:


    “Animals” seems an apt descriptor to me.

  7. NHSparky says:

    Trump could walk across the Potomac and tomorrow’s WaPo headline would be, “Trump Can’t Swim!”

  8. Anonymous says:

    Show me your war face! (Latest in left/libtard outrage at the military… sounds like a Duffel Blog story by Yahoo!) Marine Colonel get ticked off a choir director.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      It would nice to have some real details on that, wouldn’t it? It sounds like someone said something nasty and someone else got his shorts in a wad over it and yet, I have no idea exactly who said or did what other than the good colonel is confrontational about something.

  9. Jonn Lilyea says:

    A day later;

  10. Mark Lauer says:

    “That broad-brush assertion itself is jarring, but not uncommon for Trump.”

    What exactly was “broad brush” about that comment? He was referring to GANG MEMBERS, and nobody could mistake that for anything else—-well, except for the morons of the media.

    • Mason says:

      It’s broad if you frame it in an intentionally misleading way. You’d think after they tried this with the Japanese koi pond they’d have learned their lesson.

  11. rgr769 says:

    This is just typical of the alliance between the progtard supporters of the last regime (D-rats and cryptocommies) and their propaganda arms, the mainstream media giants. Just more of their fake news aka propaganda. They would all make Herr Goebbels so proud of their accomplishments.

  12. Ex-PH2 says:

    Never miss an opportunity to make someone look bad, especially if it’s dTrump.

    I would not normally wish this on anyone, but it would please me enormously if some (many) MS13ers paid a visit to Chuckie Schemer’s place and tore up all his plants, scared off the cook and the butler, and left a mess everywhere they went.

  13. FatCircles0311 says:

    If they weren’t doing this then I’d be worried about what they were up to. Mueller’s cricus is almost over with and they are desperate.

  14. OWB says:

    Something technically humanoid acting with less sense and grace than the most vicious animals in the kingdom? Yeah, how utterly correct to refer to them as “animals.” Yet somehow that is considered offensive by the media. Meanwhile, calling everyone under the sun who isn’t marching in lockstep with their pitiful agenda the most vile names in the English language is OK.

    Pardon us out here who find it impossible to ignore the hypocrisy.

  15. AW1Ed says:

    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders give’s both barrels at a presser:

    One reporter had asked Sanders about the president’s use of the word “animals” to describe members of the vicious MS-13 transnational gang but, instead, framed the question by saying Trump used the term to describe “some immigrants.”

    Sanders sharply corrected him by saying, “The president was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members who enter the country illegally and whose deportations are hamstrung by our laws.” She described the gang as “one of the most vicious and deadly” and operates using rape, control, and killing.

    “If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they’re more than welcome to,” said Sanders. “Frankly I don’t think the term that the president used was strong enough.”

    Breitbart News Link

    • RGR 4-78 says:

      Sarah “kick their ass” Sanders did good.

    • Mason says:

      Pow, right in the kisser!

      The media is beside themselves cause they think their righteous indignation always causes people to backpedal. Now we have someone who says what they think and is willing to stand behind it.

      God is it nice to see adults in charge again.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I knew there was a reason I liked her that had nothing to do with her name.

      I might use more words of multiple syllables on them, because it confuses them. They can’t spell, you see, so they leave out words like that.Oh, what joy it would be to stand over an subliterate reporter and spell something for her, and then tell her to to look it up.

  16. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    The only difference between the Lame street media putting out their B.S. propaganda and Goebbels speeches at the Reichstad was that he spoke in German and the LSM speaks a lot of shit.

  17. Perry Gaskill says:

    My own view is the news media is long overdue for a major shake-up. The main reasons are because of emerging privacy issues, Google and Facebook collection of the majority of advertising revenue, and the fact that all the ballyhoo about so-called “adtech” has turned out to be a steaming pile. For better or worse, editorial content is driven by business models, and the models now are generally not working.

    What’s also apparent is that companies such as Yahoo! and HuffPo seem determined to self-destruct. Instead of dialing back the partisan vitriol, there’s been an inclination to double down. The strategy being if you can be the most vicious of all, you’ll somehow achieve a dominance in readership. It’s probably fair to say history has shown that a publication whose editorial policy leans towards hysterical screaming tends to fail in the longer term.

    Call the new normal for news media a matter of mostly desperation driven by ignorance.

  18. m0311 says:

    If Hillary had won the right wing media would probably saying she’s a Muslim by now, politics suck.

    • rgr769 says:

      What “right wing media?” Fox News? Every other media was and still is in the tank for Cankles McPantsuit. You must have been living on Alderan for the past ten years.

  19. 11B-Mailclerk says:

    Alternate title for this thread:

    Trump twists Media’s Panties … again

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