A Georgia lawmaker is being mocked relentlessly after appearing to suggest that President Trump believes actual coyotes – the animal – are smuggling children across the border.

The controversy began when debate moderator Kristen Welker asked the President a question regarding family separation at the border.

Trump noted that illegal immigrant families put themselves in perilous situations by allowing coyotes – a person paid to smuggle them across the border, often associated with drug cartels – to guide them.

He suggested bad actors are involved in using children to help them get across the border as well.

“Children are brought here by coyotes and lots of bad people, cartels, and they’re brought here and it’s easy to use them to get into our country,” he said.

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She Actually Thinks Trump Means Real Coyotes at the Border

It was seemingly well understood what President Trump was referring to. Seemingly.

Not so for Dar’shun Kendrick, a Democrat Georgia State Representative, or dozens of other “blue check marks” on Twitter.

Kendrick did her best to dunk on the President for making the reference to drug-smuggling coyotes.

“Did [Trump] just say 545 kids they can’t find their parents for came over through ‘cartels and coyotes?!'” she tweeted.

“How the hell does a coyote bring a whole human across the border?!” she continued. “Lord – stop talking.”

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Kendrick Wasn’t the Only One

We wouldn’t fault you, the reader, if you somehow thought ‘There’s no way she said something that incredibly stupid.’

Well, strap yourselves in, because Kendrick wasn’t the only verified Twitter personality to be that clueless about illegal immigration.

This Harvard University student – you may know him from his anti-gun lunacy – believes President Trump was actually denigrating the parents of illegal children as ‘coyotes.’

Other journalists and people of influence on social media appear to have made the same mistake.

As you might imagine, conservatives didn’t hold back their responses to some of the ignorant tweets.

The Political Insider’s Chris Barron led the charge:

Kendrick took the brunt of the mockery …

Even the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr. chimed in.

“This is the chief Deputy Whip of the Georgia house democrats,” he tweeted. “She has no idea that coyotes is the name given to the human traffickers smuggling people over the borders.”

“She thinks DJT is talking about the animal, it’s hard to believe that this is an elected official. Amazing.”

The Federalist responded with a column titled, “If You Don’t Know That ‘Coyotes’ Are Human Smugglers, Shut Up About The Border.”

The left’s ignorance has been exposed for everyone to see. They’ll call President Trump stupid, but don’t know what a ‘coyote’ in border terminology means.

Simply embarrassing.