Andrea Mitchell, Media and Dems FALSELY ACCUSE Pres. Trump of Calling Immigrants ‘Animals’ — When He Was Speaking About MS-13!
NBC News icon Andrea Mitchell led the media-Democrat hit job on President Donald Trump over remarks he made about deporting illegal immigrant gang members, calling them “animals” when he was asked about MS-13 at an illegal immigration round table at the White House Wednesday. Mitchell and others falsely said Trump called all immigrants ‘animals’, with several equating Trump to Hitler.
What Trump said in response to Fresno, California Sheriff Margaret Mims saying she can’t tell ICE about MS-13 gang members in her jail unless they meet a certain threshold:
CBS News was the exception in the media, posting video and reporting online about Trump’s comments in proper context.
President Trump on Wednesday encouraged the Justice Department to investigate Oakland’s Mayor Libby Schaaf for “obstruction of justice,” after she tipped off immigrant communities about an Immigration and Customs Enforcement sweep. Mr. Trump made the comments in a California “sanctuary state” roundtable at the White House, with Attorney General Jeff Sessions feet away down the table.
“To me, that’s obstruction of justice,” Mr. Trump said. “And perhaps the Department of Justice can look into that…”
According to the White House pool reporter in the room, Sessions sat stone-faced as Mr. Trump made those remarks.
The president also called some illegal immigrants not human, but “animals,” after Fresno’s mayor expressed the difficulty in capturing and punishing illegal immigrants accused of crimes, such as members of the MS-13 gang.
“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,” Mr. Trump said. “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.”…
Here is the transcript of what Trump said in describing some illegal immigrants as "animals," in context pic.twitter.com/64aHccmTti
— Katie Watson (@kathrynw5) May 16, 2018
Shorter video clip without context posted by C-SPAN.
President Trump during California #SanctuaryCities Roundtable: "These aren't people. These are animals."
— CSPAN (@cspan) May 16, 2018
What NBC News Chief Foreign Affairs Correspondent Andrea Mitchell, other reporters and Democrats say that Trump said.
“A tough take down by the California governor after @realDonaldTrump calls people trying to get into the country “animals” not people.”
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) May 16, 2018
California Governor Jerry Brown’s tweet on the meeting that was cited by Mitchell: “🤥 @realDonaldTrump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA. Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed.”
Reuters: “VERBATIM: Trump calls deported immigrants ‘animals'” (Reuters included sly Hitler reference photo of Trump with raised right arm).
Julie Davis, New York Times White House reporter (retweeeted by WaPo’s Josh Dawsey), “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them,” Trump says of illegal border crossers at WH roundtable. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, they’re animals.”
"We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them," Trump says of illegal border crossers at WH roundtable. "You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, they’re animals."
— Julie Davis (@juliehdavis) May 16, 2018
Daniel Klaidman, Editor in Chief, Yahoo News, “Trump calls deported immigrants “animals.” He has a long history of dehumanizing those he considers expendable, reports @writerknowles @YahooNews”
— Daniel Klaidman (@dklaidman) May 16, 2018
Florida state legislator Rep. Carlos G. Smith had a meltdown and used an image showing CNN using a false chyron about Trump’ comments, “[email protected] just called undocumented immigrants “ANIMALS” and I’m trying really hard not to LOSE IT. “
— Rep. Carlos G Smith (@CarlosGSmith) May 16, 2018
Gavin Newsom, Lt. Governor of California, running for governor this year, “Today the President of the United States referred to immigrants as “animals.” Intentionally dehumanizing an entire group of people is something that slave owners and nazis did. It’s the kind of hateful rhetoric that leads to hate crimes and genocides.”
Today the President of the United States referred to immigrants as "animals." Intentionally dehumanizing an entire group of people is something that slave owners and nazis did. It's the kind of hateful rhetoric that leads to hate crimes and genocides. pic.twitter.com/G2SnyN9CST
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 16, 2018
Tyler Hansen with the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee posted photos of children rather than the MS-13 and other criminals whom Trump actually called animals.
Trump: "We're taking people out of the country — you wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals." pic.twitter.com/GblCH6vu3B
— Tyler Hansen (@tjhansen) May 16, 2018
Mikel Jollett posted Nazi imagery.
TRUMP (today): "We're taking people out of the country. These aren't people. These are animals."
Dehumanization is a step in every genocide in history. pic.twitter.com/qem5MzTmZZ
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) May 16, 2018
Andrew Beatty, AFP White House Correspondent, “Trump on immigrants: “These aren’t people, they are animals”
Trump on immigrants: “These aren’t people, they are animals” pic.twitter.com/jnvfOTpwIr
— Andrew Beatty (@AndrewBeatty) May 16, 2018
Aaron Rupar, journalist at Think Progress, “Trump strikes a Hitlerian note about immigrants: “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.”
Trump strikes a Hitlerian note about immigrants: "You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals." pic.twitter.com/LpmgDMZ9RV
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 16, 2018
Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post conservative blogger, “this is disgusting. and his evanglical sycophants will applaud his utter dehumanization of men, women and children http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/388026-trump-on-illegal-immigrants-these-arent-people-theyre-animals#.WvyOwumYj3E.twitter …”
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
Beny Sarlin, NBC News political reporter, “One of Trump’s most consistent rhetorical moves is comparing large classes of human beings to animals — a political tactic with a long and deadly history “
One of Trump's most consistent rhetorical moves is comparing large classes of human beings to animals — a political tactic with a long and deadly history https://t.co/LB7SANCrB1
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) May 16, 2018
Elise Foley, Huffington Post, ““These aren’t people. These are animals.” – Trump says of (some of) the immigrants being deported during his sanctuary cities roundtable”
“These aren’t people. These are animals.” – Trump says of (some of) the immigrants being deported during his sanctuary cities roundtable
— Elise Foley (@elisefoley) May 16, 2018
Hannah Jane Parkinson, journalist with the Guardian and Observer, “Trump just verbatim referred to some immigrants as animals. “These aren’t people, these are animals.” Fuck everyone who voted for him & everyone who continues to appease him. pic.twitter.com/LCYU5ElPIJ”
Trump just verbatim referred to some immigrants as animals. “These aren’t people, these are animals.” Fuck everyone who voted for him & everyone who continues to appease him. pic.twitter.com/LCYU5ElPIJ
— Hannah Jane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) May 16, 2018
VICE News, “Trump Says Deported Immigrants “Aren’t People, They’re Animals”
"You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. They're animals," Trump said at a roundtable on sanctuary cities today pic.twitter.com/LtrCy8uoZW
— VICE News (@vicenews) May 16, 2018
White House statement on the round table meeting:
WHAT: Communities are coming out against reckless sanctuary policies and in support of our Federal immigration laws that protect the American people.
Sanctuary jurisdictions continue to hinder Federal immigration enforcement efforts. These jurisdictions often refuse even basic requests for information, such as notice to Federal officials before the release of certain criminal aliens.
California has passed statewide sanctuary policies that restrict cooperation and information-sharing between Federal immigration authorities and local law enforcement. California has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 54) which restricts local law enforcement from providing Federal immigration officials with information about the release date of certain removable criminal aliens in their custody. Senate Bill 54 also restricts the actual transfer of certain criminal aliens to Federal custody.
Communities across California have come out in opposition to the State’s sanctuary policies, including Los Alamitos, San Jacinto, San Juan Capistrano, Escondido, Laguna Niguel, and Lake Elsinore among numerous others. County governments, including Orange County and San Diego County, California’s second largest county, have also joined in opposition. Community leaders have been clear in their opposition to California’s efforts to restrict local cooperation with lawful Federal immigration enforcement.
WHY: Sanctuary policies undermine lawful immigration enforcement efforts and are responsible for the release of criminal aliens into American communities.
President Trump will be meeting with local officials from California who can speak first-hand about how sanctuary policies undermine law enforcement operations and jeopardize community safety.
California and other sanctuary jurisdictions are openly obstructing Federal efforts to take custody of and remove certain criminal aliens. As a result, dangerous criminal aliens are released back into American communities, where they have the potential to commit further crimes. For example, an alleged gang member in San Francisco was arrested more than ten times between 2013 and 2017 for charges including rape, domestic battery, and assault. However, each time San Francisco denied a request to transfer the individual to Federal custody or even notify Federal officials before releasing the individual. This is an unacceptable risk to community safety.
The President has made clear that these dangerous and obstructive sanctuary policies must end.”