As usual, President Trump is being lambasted by the left for every word that comes out of his mouth. This time the word was “Animal,” and once again, the American people are behind him.
U.S. President Donald Trump is facing a liberal backlash after calling MS-13 members “animals.” Some critics found the remark dehumanizing — but it looks like most Americans have no problem with the President’s word choice.
According to ijr.com, a recent poll shows 56 percent of Americans believe President Trump’s “animals” comment was fair, compared to just 44 percent who found the characterization unfair. Fifty-two percent even went so far as to say terms that “dehumanize” members of the violent gang is acceptable.
The “animals” debate arose when President Trump used the term during a roundtable discussion on California’s “sanctuary state” policies after a sheriff pointed out how difficult it can be to deport MS-13 members.
“We are taking people out of the country, you wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” he said in response. “These aren’t people. These are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a rate that’s never happened before.”
“These aren’t people. These are animals,” Trump says in response to a question about the MS-13 gang during his roundtable on sanctuary cities. “… because of the weak laws, they come in fast” https://t.co/FfO3D5ug97
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 16, 2018
Initially, the president’s words were taken out of context by the media, who falsely reported that he had used the term to describe all immigrants in general. Even once the correction was made, many journalists and politicians shifted towards defending MS-13.
On Friday, President Trump took a swipe at critics in a tweet:
Democrats are so obviously rooting against us in our negotiations with North Korea. Just like they are coming to the defense of MS 13 thugs, saying that they are individuals & must be nurtured, or asking to end your big Tax Cuts & raise your taxes instead. Dems have lost touch!