(Gateway Pundit) – President Donald Trump spoke to reporters Thursday afternoon during a White House meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during which a reporter asked Trump about his ‘animals’ comment in response to a question about the difficulty deporting MS-13 gang members made at a White House meeting Wednesday on California’s sanctuary laws.
Trump’s response calling the gang members “animals” was misreported by many in the media as Trump calling all immigrants or “undocumented immigrants” animals and used by liberals to smear Trump as anti-immigrant and Hitler.
Trump told the press Thursday he will always refer to MS-13 and other gangs as “animals”.
“I am referring to the MS-13 gangs that are coming in. I was talking about the MS-13 and if you look further under the tape you will see that.” President Trump clarifies “These aren’t people, these are animals”
"I am referring to the MS-13 gangs that are coming in. I was talking about the MS-13 and if you look further under the tape you will see that." President Trump clarifies "These aren't people, these are animals" comment. https://t.co/souzfNvTGc pic.twitter.com/DwupoA1YmM
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 17, 2018
The RNC posted a video clip with the context of Trump’s original comments from Wednesday.
— GOP (@GOP) May 17, 2018
Earlier Thursday White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ripped the media and liberals for defending MS-13.