President Trump slammed liberal lawmakers and the mainstream media for defending the vicious MS-13 street gang Wednesday, saying he will never hold back when discussing the “ruthless” cartel that has terrorized communities for over a decade.
The President was speaking with local leaders on Long Island, New York when he slammed the street gang for transforming “once peaceful neighborhoods” into “blood-stained killing fields.”
“A ruthless gang that has violated our borders and transformed once-peaceful neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields,” said the President. “Horrible people by the way.”
“I noticed recently where Democrats, Nancy Pelosi as an example, are trying to defend MS-13 gang members,” he added. “I called them animals the other day and I was met with rebuke. They said, ‘they’re people.’”
Watch the President’s comments above.
'ANIMAL' RIGHTS: Southern Poverty Law Center SLAMS Trump’s MS-13 Remarks
The Southern Poverty Law Center slammed the Trump administration’s use of the term ‘animals’ when describing violent MS-13 gang members this week; saying it was “unacceptable” to use the “racist” and “dehumanizing language.”
The SPLC posted the complaint on social media just one day after the White House published an official report on the ‘Animals of MS-13’ on their official website, saying it was inappropriate to use the term ‘animal’ 10 times.
“It is unacceptable for such racist, dehumanizing language to now be repeated 10 times on the White House website in a document that speaks for America,” posted the SPLC.
It is unacceptable for such racist, dehumanizing language to now be repeated 10 times on the White House website in a document that speaks for America. pic.twitter.com/U5yfT33BX6
— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) May 21, 2018
The mainstream media went into a full-fledged frenzy last week after the President used the term to describe criminal gang members residing in US prisons; saying his administration will do “everything” it can to keep MS-13 out of the United States.
GANGLAND: New Yorkers PRAISE Trump’s Crackdown on ‘Animal’ MS-13
Local residents on Long Island, New York praised the President’s tough approach to violent street gang MS-13 this week; thanking the President for his harsh crackdown on the cartel that has terrorized communities for over a decade.
The President first visited the region in July to talk with leaders about the “bloodstained killing fields” that had overrun their neighborhoods; saying his administration will “dismantle and eradicate” the gang after multiple murders terrorized the suburban communities.
“It feels a lot better and safer,” longtime Brentwood resident Melissa Early, 40, told Newsday. “I’m not sure if they’ve moved on or they just know people are gunning for them.”
“It used to be … people afraid to walk around,” she said. “Now it’s all different. The police are really on top of things.”
Democrat Nassau County Executive Laura Curran praised the Trump administration’s response to MS-13, calling the President’s focus on law enforcement a “unique opportunity.”
“It is a unique opportunity,” Curran said, “to directly seek more federal funds and assistance for law enforcement to combat gangs and gain resources for community groups to keep our youth from joining gangs.”
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