We already went through all of this a year ago: President Trump called MS-13 gang members — not all immigrants — “animals,” and the left tripped over themselves to shame Trump for his dehumanizing language, with Nancy “Late-Term Abortion” Pelosi arguing that calling MS-13 members animals was to overlook their “divine spark.”
But seriously, look how badly and shamefully the New York Times took Trump out of context at the time:
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2018
At least the AP was shamed into correcting the record:
AP has deleted a tweet from late Wednesday on Trump’s “animals” comment about immigrants because it wasn’t made clear that he was speaking after a comment about gang members.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 17, 2018
Now 2020 also-ran Mark Elliot has revived the controversy be tweeting that Trump wasn’t referring to MS-13 gang member or even undocumented immigrants … he was referring to “people asking for asylum.” Another 2020 candidate, Pete Buttigieg, helped fuel the fire by tweeting, “You do not refer to human beings as animals. You just don’t.”
This might be a good time to remind Democrats (we know they’re not listening) that a Harvard CAPS/Harris Poll showed that most Americans were perfectly fine with calling MS-13 “animals.”
We haven’t checked in with the entire clown car full of Democratic candidates for president, but Kirsten Gillibrand decided she had to jump in too on this news from last May.
Racist language like this has led to violence throughout the world’s history. No human being is an animal. We have to be better than this.https://t.co/TQ0MhJFGtq
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 6, 2019
— Underdog (@rdbrewer4) April 6, 2019
MS-13 are animals, you stupid fuck.
— JWF (@JammieWF) April 6, 2019
Wait didn't we do this last year?!?!
— Joyce Joe's wife Jojo's mom ?? (@cuatromom26) April 6, 2019
He's talking about violent criminals and you both know that. People who rape, kill, and dismember teen girls. People who don't GAF what they do. To anyone.
Very interesting that you seem to have more sympathy for them than for your political opponents.
— Original Sconnie ? (@corrcomm) April 6, 2019
This is an animal. We have to be better than this. pic.twitter.com/GfzYxCnF42
— J.G. Petruna (@jgpetruna) April 6, 2019
You should not be defending this in any way, shape or form (even against Trump)
"The face of the youngest victim (16) was hacked with a machete. His family noticed one of his ears was severed when they saw a video of the bodies sent to them by members of the gang"#animals #MS13 pic.twitter.com/nErBMpZcvR
— Steph (@steph93065) April 6, 2019
Much love! ❤️ https://t.co/EubDMVbgSr
— Fig (@SyeFigueroa) April 6, 2019
People who cut the heads off others aren’t people. PERIOD. They are animals. MS-13 are animals and that’s what he’s talking about.
— Angelo Ray Gomez (@AngeloRayGomez) April 6, 2019
A N I M A L S.
— Underdog (@rdbrewer4) April 6, 2019
— Jay Tee Ell Oh Ell (@jtLOL) April 6, 2019
You seem incredibly obtuse.
— Heather Champion (@winningatmylife) April 6, 2019
Any candidate that isn’t smart enough to seek out a whole video for context has no business being POTUS.
— Jimni27 (@jimni27) April 6, 2019
Defending murderous gang members to own Trump isn’t a good look, Kirsten.
— Christie (@RepRepublic) April 6, 2019
You just ran with a complete lie.
Here's the full clip of Trump calling MS-13 gang members… and NOT asylum seekers… animals. …Unless of course you think MS-13 gang members who rape and murder regularly aren't animals. pic.twitter.com/3GogYI9zYT
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) April 6, 2019
Democrats choose MS-13 over you. pic.twitter.com/AgjHFCUOEU
— Kurt Schlichter (@KurtSchlichter) April 6, 2019
The support for MS-13 from the left has been great this week.???
— The New Dr HUGENSTEIN? (@DrHugeShow) April 6, 2019
MS-13, welcome to the resistance.
— Varij Shah (@varij_shah) April 6, 2019
So, you're saying that you're pro-MS13?#GoodToKnow
— Bluto For America (@Crapplefratz) April 6, 2019
This is how Twitter works. Some dumbass with an political axe to grind tweets out a video devoid of context. Then a senator who share that person’s concerns reflexively retweets it not recognizing the context. This happened last year and Trump was referring to MS-13, not randos
— Christopher D. White (@ZanderKelly30) April 6, 2019
I would, in fact, agree. You do need to be better than this.
— Todd T (@turmantodd) April 6, 2019
And this concern over MS-13 rapists and murders comes from a woman who considers herself a champion in the fight against sexual assault. Good job, good effort.
2020 Dem Pete Buttigieg has a real problem with Trump calling MS-13 ‘animals’ (does he REALLY want to go here?) https://t.co/qhP4UNreR4
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 6, 2019