(Gateway Pundit) – At Thursday’s briefing, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders ripped the media for its reporting on President Donald Trump’s comments Wednesday calling MS-13 gang member “animals” that were falsely reported as Trump calling all immigrants “animals”. Those misleading reports were picked up by liberals who used them to smear Trump as Hitler.
“Sanders says @POTUS “was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members,” when he said yesterday: “These aren’t people. These are animals.” Sanders cited MS-13 members for rape, kidnapping and murder. Said the words the Pres said about them weren’t strong enough.”
Sanders says @POTUS "was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members," when he said yesterday: "These aren't people. These are animals."
Sanders cited MS-13 members for rape, kidnapping and murder. Said the words the Pres said about them weren't strong enough. pic.twitter.com/9m2urhk0qX
— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) May 17, 2018
Sarah Sanders' response to "animal-gate" was pretty angry (and definitive): "If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they're more than welcome to. Frankly I don't think the term that the president used was strong enough." pic.twitter.com/I7TYwNeckr
— David Martosko (@dmartosko) May 17, 2018
C-SPAN clip via Twitter:
Q: "What did the president mean when he said that some immigrants are non-people, they're animals?"
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 17, 2018
Transcript via the White House:
Q I just want to ask you, because so many people around the country have been talking about it in the last 24 hours, what did the President mean when he said some immigrants are not people, they’re “animals”?
SANDERS: The President was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members who enter the country illegally and whose deportations are hamstrung by our laws. This is one of the most vicious and deadly gangs that operates by the motto of rape, control, and kill. If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they’re more than welcome to.
Frankly, I don’t think the term that the President used was strong enough. MS-13 has done heinous acts. It took an animal to stab a man a hundred times and decapitate him and rip his heart out. It took an animal to beat a woman — they were sex trafficking — with a bat 28 times, indenting part of her body. And it took an animal to kidnap, drug, and rape a 14-year-old Houston girl. Frankly, I think that the term “animal” doesn’t go far enough. And I think 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.
I’m going to take one more question. Peter…”