White House Doubles Down After Trump Says Illegal Immigrants "Aren't People"

Lucy Bush
May 18, 2018

Trump was joined at the Wednesday White House meeting by mayors, sheriffs and other local leaders from California who oppose the state's immigration policies and who applauded his administration's hard-line efforts.

The Associated Press deleted its Twitter post from Wednesday night before posting another Thursday morning explaining it "wasn't made clear that [Trump] was speaking after a comment about gang members".

At a roundtable meeting on Wednesday about USA immigration policies, including California's so-called "sanctuary law", President Trump referred to "bad people" being deported from the United States as "animals," sparking intense backlash from the everything-Trump-says-and-does-is-racist media.

Mexico's foreign ministry sent a formal diplomatic letter to the US State Department complaining that Trump's remarks were "absolutely unacceptable". These aren't people. These are animals. "MS-13 has done heinous acts", she said.

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Trump's "animals" comment came in response to Fresno County Sherrif Margaret Mims complaints over California's sanctuary city laws and how they prevented her from reporting MS-13 gang members to Immigration and Customers (ICE). "Frankly, I don't think the term that the president used was strong enough. Frankly, I think that the term "animal" doesn't go far enough", Sanders said.

Asked about the remarks, Mr. Trump said on Thursday they had been taken out of context.

They were criticising legislation Govenor Jerry Brown signed into law past year that bars police from asking people about their immigration status or helping federal agents with immigration enforcement.

In its story, headlined "Trump Calls Some Unauthorized Immigrants "Animals" in Rant," The Times said that Trump had "lashed out at undocumented immigrants" and warned "in front of news cameras that unsafe people are clamoring to breach the country's borders and branding such people 'animals.'" It wasn't until the third and fourth paragraph of the story that The Times added context to Trump's remarks.

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The news media knows this, of course, but it would rather spend its time and resources trying to destroy the president than report what's happening in the world or discuss real issues-like, you know, out-of-control gangs that rape and murder people. Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing.

But no law "the Democrats gave us" mandates the separation of children from their parents at the border.

The hatred for Donald Trump in some corners of the left has now surpassed its hatred of even vile, disgusting, and, dare I say, animalistic cartels and murderers.

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