Democrat lawmakers and the liberal media falsely accused President Donald Trump on Wednesday of calling immigrants “animals.”
During an event at the White House with California lawmakers, the president and a group of leaders were discussing immigration, gang violence, and the need to secure the border.
The catastrophic lie began when a selectively edited clip posted by CSPAN showed the president saying, “We have people coming into the country…You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.”
This ignited a firestorm on Twitter, where media outlets and liberal pundits were desperate to attack Trump for making the comments. The only problem is that he was calling MS-13 gang members “animals,” not immigrants.
But MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, The New York Times, the Associated Press, CBS News, The Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, and many others didn’t report that because it went against their political narrative.
Here’s the full video, which provides context and clearly shows Trump was specifically referring to MS-13 members as being “animals.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 16, 2018
The comment was made by Trump after California Sheriff Margaret Mims mentioned MS-13 at the event, saying, “there can be an MS-13 member I know about, if they don’t reach a certain threshold I cannot tell ICE about them.”
Trump saying they are “bad people” and “animals” was a direct response to the comments made by Mims, but CSPAN used a selectively edited clip and gave liberals all the ammunition they needed to falsely accuse and attack Trump.
The New York Times did most of the heavy lifting, writing that Trump was referring only to “those trying to breach the country’s borders.”
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2018
Many other liberal lackeys followed suit:
The president just called immigrants "animals" today.
I think it probably wasn't a good idea to elect this fellow.
Look! I just created 120 new Trump voters.
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) May 16, 2018
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) May 16, 2018
"These aren't people. These are animals." President Trump used the harsh rhetoric to describe some undocumented immigrants during a California "sanctuary state" roundtable. https://t.co/mOwXilRtwE pic.twitter.com/eYC6XhtR57
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 16, 2018
this is disgusting. and his evanglical sycophants will applaud his utter dehumanization of men, women and children https://t.co/qYbl6avzL1
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) May 16, 2018
Trump referred to those crossing US border illegally as "animals" and slammed California sanctuary state laws as "deadly." https://t.co/TEdwe4Qevq
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 17, 2018
Winston Churchill once said, “a lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” None of these major news outlets or reporters even considered or attempted to view the full video, and they worked overtime to spread this lie everywhere.
They took a 20 second clip that was edited, wrote articles and broadcasted live segments on a comment that is a provable lie. Trump called MS-13 gang members “animals,” not immigrants. The media spent much of Wednesday slandering and smearing Trump over a complete lie.
This is why so many Americans loathe the media and do not trust them to report the news fairly and accurately.
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