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Media Lies that Trump Called Immigrants ‘Animals’

The media has been a circus this past day, all managing to misquote Donald Trump in the exact same way to make his comment appear racist. One might say the media’s phrasing was intentional.

President Trump was speaking about the MS-13, a gang that dominates in El Salvador, and has a presence in the United States (with most members being illegal immigrants). The comment came during a conversation between Trump and Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims:

SHERIFF MIMS: Thank you. There could be an MS-13 member I know about — if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it.

THE PRESIDENT: We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. 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. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.

And here’s how 99% of the media reported on that exchange.

Trump animals Comment

Trump animals Comment

Trump wasn’t speaking about migrants – and he wasn’t even specifically speaking about illegal immigrants. He was speaking about members of the most dangerous criminal gang in the United States.

Despite the obvious context, the usual clueless left-wing talking heads were all over the distortion.

https://twitter.com/maxberger/status/996858070277001216

Even those on the Left that correctly acknowledged the context managed to have an insane response to Trump’s comments.

You hear that everyone? MS-13 are people too!

There’s really only two options to explain the mass delusion in the mainstream media’s reporting on Trump’s comments here. Either they’re all clueless and all repeated the same narrative without even reading Trump’s comments in full, or they lied deliberately to make Trump sound like a racist.

Given how the media has treated Trump over the past three years, which do you think is more likely?

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