The left must be getting very, very desperate. They are now recycling lies about President Trump because they have run out of new material. According to Caleb Howe at TheBlaze, Democratic 2020 candidates Pete Butigieg and Kirsten Gililbrand are among dozens of blue check liberal Democrats and media outlets who over the last 24 hours have been treating old comments from President Trump as new, and falsely claiming that the comments refer to people seeking asylum in the United States.
Why am I not surprised by this? One leftist puts it out again and the Marxist echo chamber reverberates with the lie. This particular fib comes from a deceptively edited video from last year where the left made it seem as if Trump called illegal immigrants animals. It was a lie then and it’s a lie now. The truth of the matter was that Trump was referring to the animals of the monstrous MS-13 gang. This is yet more slander and libel from the left.
The original tweet that restarted this whole falsehood came from Mark Elliott with Exxon Mobility. He’s not a politician or a member of the media. He saw this on C-SPAN but misconstrued the context. Then the tweet caught fire and went viral. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand retweeted it as new with Elliott’s false conclusion as social fodder.
2020 Democrat candidate, former mayor Pete Buttigieg, joined in the outrage and went ballistic over the allegation. Just for his clarification, MS-13 originates from El Salvador and controls big portions of Los Angeles. Their evil has spread across the U.S. with beheadings, butchering, rape, drugs, human trafficking, and the sale of weapons making up their empire. They force young people into their gang. To not join is to die. Calling them ‘animals’ is a severe understatement.
— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) April 5, 2019
The edited clip was all over the media when it was originally released and the media ran with it gleefully. At the same time, Nancy Pelosi was defending MS-13 gang bangers against Trump’s description of them. She spoke of their non-existent souls and forgiveness. What hypocrisy. Pelosi said that every human being has a spark of divinity. No… they don’t.
Trump’s comments have nothing to do with ‘dehumanization’ which the left is screaming collectively over. This is yet another calculated political hit job by the left. It’s not a mistake… it was planned. So many lined up to profess outrage over a lie. The foolish and the evil coordinate to try and take down someone trying to save the nation. It’s typical for the left and communists. This included Tom Perez, who is chairman of the DNC.
“These aren’t people. These are animals,” Trump says in response to a question about the MS-13 gang during his roundtable on sanctuary cities. “… because of the weak laws, they come in fast” https://t.co/FfO3D5ug97
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 16, 2018
Don’t hold your breath for any of these people, including the likes of Dan Rather, to correct this falsehood. It’s just more of the same from Democrat politicians, alleged journalists, and far-left activists. This is why Trump must get re-elected in 2020.
To be fair here, CNN was one of the few news organizations that accurately reported the full context of what Trump said when he made the remarks. Here is the relevant part of the transcript:
“Sheriff Margaret Mims: “There could be an MS-13 member I know about — if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it.”
“President Donald Trump: “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. 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.”‘
Racist language like this has led to violence throughout the world’s history. No human being is an animal. We have to be better than this.https://t.co/TQ0MhJFGtq
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 6, 2019
Shame on all these people. I don’t believe they are ignorant of what they are doing either. And the media wonder why most of America has tuned them out? This is why.
Trump held an immigration roundtable on Friday in Texas and this was put out there as part of a hit job against him. It confused the heck out of everyone just as it was meant to.
You do not refer to human beings as animals. You just don’t.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 6, 2019
Journalist Yashar Ali attempted to clear up the misconceptions about the viral video and noted that even Snopes determined in May 2018 that the president was talking about MS-13. At least some journalistic integrity still lives out there. Though it’s as rare as hen’s teeth.
Trump made clear in a separate instance last May that he was referring to the violent El Salvadoran gang, telling a reporter, “I’m referring to the MS-13 gangs that are coming in. If you look a little bit further on in the tape, you’ll see that.”
“So I’m actually surprised you’re asking this question because most people got it right,” Trump said. “MS-13, these are animals.”
Now that guests on cable news networks and a presidential candidate are referring to these remarks as new, think it’s important to point out they were made in May 2018, not yesterday. Also, as Snopes pointed out then, Trump was referring to MS-13 membershttps://t.co/LOeAdRd3wx https://t.co/rqPiaa8dks
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 6, 2019
The President likening human beings to animals is despicable. I've seen this playbook before, words weaponized into bloodshed. His sneering rhetoric must be denounced. All who remain silent stand on the side of an insidious and dangerous scapegoating of our fellow human beings.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) April 6, 2019
Let this sink in. https://t.co/mcfjE1fAo2
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) April 6, 2019
But all lives matter, right? https://t.co/moROTDSMUx
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) April 6, 2019
Asylum seekers "aren't people." They are "animals." This is particularly frightening language coming out of a person vested with the power of a presidential office. https://t.co/coxdWANTd0
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 6, 2019
This type of dehumanizing language is dangerous, and against everything we stand for as a country. https://t.co/YSj9WRMrTM
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) April 6, 2019
i mean, *do* you remember? do you remember that this is the exact same video from 2018 you’re referencing? pic.twitter.com/ZyFJTV0FAr
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) April 6, 2019
Step two on the pyramid of committing genocide: Dehumanization. https://t.co/wvK7RIYwwa
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) April 6, 2019
This is journalist, @TifaniRoberts comforting a small boy on the border. He was shot in the throat by Ortega’s thugs in Nicaragua. This little boy is seeking asylum in the United States. His name is William. Trump calls him “animal”. pic.twitter.com/avGe5mWctH
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 6, 2019