Donald Trump, Jr. Slams NBC’s Andrea Mitchell: ‘You’d Rather Side With MS-13 Than Pres. Trump’
NBC Chief Foreign Correspondent Andrea Mitchell led the pack Wednesday afternoon in lying about President Donald Trump calling immigrants ‘animals’ when he was speaking about MS-13 gang members at a round table discussion on California’s sanctuary policies for illegal aliens. Much of the media and many Democrats joined Mitchell in lying about Trump’s comments.
“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
A fed up Donald Trump, Jr. called out Mitchell on Twitter, “He was specifically talking about MS-13, and you know it. They are animals. I know you would rather side with them than Trump as you so often make clear but it’s a bad look for you Andrea.”
He was specifically talking about MS-13, and you know it. They are animals. I know you would rather side with them than Trump as you so often make clear but it’s a bad look for you Andrea. https://t.co/Mgoj1celNv
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) May 17, 2018
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
Donald Trump, Jr. also retweeted this tweet that criticized C-SPAN for misleading editing that helped stoke the smear job against his father, “You intentionally began the clip immediately after he was asked about MS-13 gang members, an international criminal gang, crossing the border. Why would you mislead the public like this?”
You intentionally began the clip immediately after he was asked about MS-13 gang members, an international criminal gang, crossing the border.
Why would you mislead the public like this? https://t.co/eBunZ1yZDo
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) May 16, 2018
He also retweeted the following tweets criticizing Mitchell.
That’s not what he said & not even remotely close to the context. The animals comment was in response to concerns about MS-13. Backing MS-13 over Trump isn’t the media narrative road I’d go down but this is going to be another rake so have at it https://t.co/XBMhVIb4ww
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 16, 2018
You're a liar, @MitchellReports.
He called MS-13 animals and they are, they brutally murder people. https://t.co/XvJoozortc
— Ryan Saavedra 🇺🇸 (@RealSaavedra) May 16, 2018
Here are a few tweets from the Fresno Sheriff about the meeting with President Trump.
@FresnoSheriff @MargaretMims was at the table today in the @WhiteHouse with @POTUS @realDonaldTrump to discuss California's Sanctuary State Law #SB54 and the impact it's having on local law enforcement agencies. pic.twitter.com/PsFGGKRIpa
— Fresno Co Sheriff (@FresnoSheriff) May 16, 2018
Staging in the Eisenhower Exec Office Building Belfor meeting with the President pic.twitter.com/xGtMsJePzz
— Margaret Mims (@MargaretMims) May 16, 2018
Awesome experience at the White House today! pic.twitter.com/XfBJIZalee
— Margaret Mims (@MargaretMims) May 16, 2018
Kudos to Sheriff Mims for standing against MS-13.