Last week was an odd one for the media, as it ended with many offering feigned support for MS-13, solely for the purpose of disagreeing with a statement made by President Donald Trump. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Defends MS-13 Gang Members From Trump’s ‘Animals’ Comment).
The media first intentionally twisted a statement that President Trump made, to make it sound like he was referring to immigrants as “animals.” In reality, President Trump was speaking about MS-13, a gang that dominates in El Salvador, and has a presence in the United States (with most members being illegal immigrants). The gang’s motto is “kill, rape, control.”
The media’s “Trump calls immigrants animals” angle lasted a day before networks had to issue “clarifications” on what Trump actually said.
And even after the media got it wrong, some particularly insane talking heads still had a problem with Trump’s comments.
however repugnant their actions, MS-13 gang members are human beings IMHO
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 17, 2018
Trump: “These aren’t people. These are animals.”
No one would condemn these words more than Jesus Christ.
Christians who don’t condemn these words don’t understand their own religion. https://t.co/VJwrbYdKne
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) May 17, 2018
Even if he was referring to the tiny percentage of immigrants who commit crimes, his efforts to conflate criminals with all illegal immigrants is repulsive, as is calling any human being an “animal.”
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) May 17, 2018
What if MS-13 members are still human and it's bad to call them animals
— Dylan Matthews (@dylanmatt) May 17, 2018
In response, the White House doubled down, issuing a press release today on the dangers of MS-13 with one of the funniest headlines I’ve seen this year: “What You Need To Know About The Violent Animals Of MS-13.”
Too many innocent Americans have fallen victim to the unthinkable violence of MS-13’s animals. What you need to know ⬇️ https://t.co/9PR7eA1HLn
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 21, 2018
The article reads, in part:
At the State of the Union in January 2018, President Trump brought as his guests Elizabeth Alvarado, Robert Mickens, Evelyn Rodriguez, and Freddy Cuevas, the parents of Nisa Mickens and Kayla Cuevas. Police believe these young girls were chased down and brutally murdered by MS-13 gang members on Long Island, New York, in 2016. Suffolk County Police Commissioner stated that the “murders show a level of brutality that is close to unmatched.”
In Maryland, MS-13’s animals are accused of stabbing a man more than 100 times and then decapitating him, dismembering him, and ripping his heart out of his body. Police believe MS-13 members in Maryland also savagely beat a 15-year-old human trafficking victim. The MS-13 animals used a bat and took turns beating her nearly 30 times in total.
In Houston, Texas, two MS-13 members were charged after kidnapping and sexually assaulting one girl and murdering another. The two MS-13 animals laughed, smiled, and waved for cameras in court as they faced the charges.
According to the press release, in New York, 40% of murders in Suffolk County in recent years have been tied to MS-13. The gang is believed to have over 10,000 members in the U.S.
It’s hilarious to see the White House doubled down on Trump’s “animals” comment because they’re doing so to blatantly mock the media. More power to them.
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Source: The White House