Journalists Admit Trump Called MS-13 'Animals,' Still Declare Label Racist

Journalists Admit Trump Called MS-13 'Animals,' Still Declare Label Racist

Several news organizations took remarks President Donald Trump made Wednesday out of context to suggest he was referring to undocumented immigrants at large as "animals," when in context it appears the President was likely referring to members of a violent gang. "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".

MS-13, which started in Los Angeles in the 1980s, has grown into a cross-border criminal organization with leadership in El Salvador that has 30,000 members worldwide and 10,000 in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department says.

The law goes into effect immediately and comes as President Trump and Golden State leaders again face off on immigration.

"I know what you're going through right now with families is very tough, but those are the bad laws that the Democrats gave us", Mr. Trump said.

Daily Beast reporter Asawin Suebsaeng conceded the industry-wide "mistake" - but blamed "Trump's past racist comments & policy" for the "misconstrued" statement.

Mr. Trump made the remarks on Wednesday during a meeting with California municipal leaders, who support his goal of making the US border impervious to illegal immigration.

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The local officials invited for the event took turns praising his immigration policies and lamenting California's law, arguing that it was making it more hard for their communities to find and deport criminals.

Wiener's office said some attorneys have been revealing the immigration status of victims or witnesses who come forward to participate in court cases, even when it's not relevant, creating a "chilling effect" that can prevent others from coming forward. Meanwhile, The Washington Post went further and described the reference as evoking "an ugly history of dehumanization" despite correctly including the MS-13 reference in the transcript.

"Trump referred to those crossing USA border illegally as "animals" and slammed California sanctuary state laws as 'deadly, '" a now-deleted tweet from the Associated Press read.

The White House asserted that Trump's use of the word "animals" against the MS-13 gang members was "the least that describes them". This is one of the most vicious and deadly gangs that operate by the motto of rape, control, and kill.

President Donald Trump didn't call all immigrants "animals" like the media wants you to believe. "And it took an animal to kidnap and rape a 13-year-old Houston girl".

Sanders responded that "the president should continue to use his platform and everything he can do under the law to stop these types of horrible, horrible, disgusting people".

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