Yesterday, Fresno County California Sheriff Margaret Mims expressed frustration to President Trump over her inability to crack down on violent illegal immigrant gang members because of California’s new sanctuary state laws.
Sheriff Mims concluded her remarks saying, “There can be an MS-13 gang member I know about, if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about them.”
In responding, President Trump referred to MS-13 gang members as “animals” and pledged to continue to remove them from the country as fast as possible.
But if you picked up a newspaper this morning, you’d be reading a far different story. What you would be reading is that President Trump called all immigrants “animals.”
It’s not just a few left-leaning publications that wrongly reported the President’s statement, it’s nearly every major outlet.
To call out just a few….
The Associated Press and USA Today wrongly stated the President referred to all undocumented immigrants as “animals.” (The AP is now in the process of correcting it 15 hours later)
Trump ramps up rhetoric on undocumented immigrants: 'These aren't people. These are animals.' https://t.co/O3QDlzTQwy— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) May 17, 2018
The Washington Post ran with: President Trump called all immigrants “animals.”
Analysis: Calling immigrants "animals," Trump evokes an ugly history of dehumanization https://t.co/EfkVryL4vE— Washington Post (@washingtonpost) May 17, 2018
CBS, Politico, and the New York Times misleadingly wrote that the “animals” comment was about “some undocumented immigrants.”
"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
The comments were part of a lengthy diatribe before TV cameras, warning that dangerous people were clamoring to breach the U.S. border and castigating Mexico https://t.co/0Or18cPqIj— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2018
MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell claimed the “animals” remark was about “people trying to get into the country.”
Of course, Democrat leadership was quick to spread the lie as well…
When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t “animals,” and these people aren’t either.— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 16, 2018
Public trust in the media is at an all-time low. With examples like this, it’s not hard to understand why.
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