Published: Fri, May 18, 2018

Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

The Associated Press deleted its Twitter post from Wednesday night before posting another Thursday morning explaining it "wasn't made clear that [Trump] was speaking after a comment about gang members".

"I'm always pressing him to do more about the gangs and MS-13 on Long Island, and it's obviously an issue that's important to him, and a priority for the president", King said.

"These aren't people. These are animals, and we're taking them out of the country at a rate that's never happened before", Trump said in regard to MS-13. These aren't people. These are animals.

One person who was particularly thrown off by the statement was John Legend, who took to Twitter in a thread about unity between all human beings and steps we must take as a country to help those who come from hard backgrounds.

USA Today: Trump ramps up rhetoric on undocumented immigrants: 'These aren't people. In some cases, outlets that placed the comments in context in stories removed the context in tweets. "These aren't people. These are animals", Trump said, triggering a torrent of condemnation from the lawmakers.

The law goes into effect immediately and comes as President Trump and Golden State leaders again face off on immigration.

"This is your Republican resistance right here against what they're doing in California", said assemblywoman Melissa Melendez, coopting a term used by Democrats opposed to Trump's presidency.

And ABC News, in part, tweeted, "Pres. Trump refers to some who cross the border illegally as 'animals, ' not people". "I think that the president should continue to use his platform and anything he can do to stop these kinds of horrible, horrible, disgusting people".


Spokespeople for The New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, and CBS News did not respond to requests for comment. The forum would coincide with a campaign fundraiser Trump is scheduled to headline in Manhattan Wednesday evening, according to a campaign email sent to his supporters last week.

MS-13, which started in Los Angeles in the 1980s, has grown into a cross-border criminal organization with leadership in El Salvador that has 30,000 members worldwide and 10,000 in the United States, the U.S. Justice Department says.

President Donald Trump's comments about the gang MS-13, referring to them as "animals", became lost in a sea of controversy.

"The term "animal" doesn't go far enough", she said.

Trump announced his presidential candidacy by calling Mexican immigrants "rapists" and has tried to ban immigrants from majority Muslim nations, and his administration has consistently pursued harsh policies against migrants who are unlikely to be white.

"Mexico does nothing for us", Mr. Trump said at the meeting. "They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime".

"It reminds me that and I was talking about the religious groups and how they're concerned about feeding the hungry and the Gospel of Matthew and the rest", she told the media at a briefing Thursday, "41 million people in our country are food insecure".

And, as president, Trump has been criticized by some for hardline immigration policies, which includes a sharp increase in undocumented immigrants without criminal backgrounds.

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