The liberal media really did a back-flip trying to twist the President’s words into a ‘hate speech’ against all immigrants. After President Donald Trump referred to the MS-13 gang as ‘animals’ liberal media outlets everywhere exploded in their defense? What has the world come to?
Thankfully the more reasonably-headed right fired back to correct them but do you think they listened?
According to the Free Beacon, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said President Donald Trump’s referral to MS-13 as “animals” didn’t go far enough in describing its “disgusting” members, adding liberals and the press were welcome to defend the gang.
Trump was criticized for reportedly referring to illegal immigrants in general Wednesday as “animals” during remarks at the White House, but he was responding to a statement about MS-13 when he spoke. Numerous media outlets left out the MS-13 comments in their reporting on what he said.
As Reported By Caleb Howe With USA Today:
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims brought up the gang and her department’s ability to combat them: “There could be an MS-13 member that I know about” and yet can’t report to Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Trump replied, saying in part, “These aren’t people. These are animals.”
The controversy blew up when people and news organizations used the quote or clip without the context of Mims’ question. Trump wasn’t calling all illegal immigrants animals. One widely favored and retweeted response referred to Trump’s remark as the “language of ethnic cleansing.”
Quickly, though, people on the right (and some journalists) corrected the record. That it was about MS-13 was reported more widely. Even so, many on the left, including notably House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, simply recalibrated to defend the humanity of the gang itself.
“Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?” Pelosi asked.
Pelosi, who used Trump’s comment about the monstrous actions of the dangerous gang to defend all immigrants continues to prove she is out of touch with reality. The sad thing is she isn’t alone. The liberal media as a whole tried to spin Trump’s words by claiming that the President calling MS-13 ‘animals’ he is, in fact, dehumanizing the Hispanic community as a whole.
Isn’t this just a desperate spin from the left to demonize President Trump or do you feel like they’re justified in criticising him? Let us know in the comments below.