President Donald Trump hosted California law enforcement officials and political leaders at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the state’s “sanctuary” laws that make it difficult to cooperate with federal immigration officials.
From Western Journal:
One of the sheriffs in attendance lamented how California’s laws prevented her department from handing over known gang members who’ve committed crimes, specifically those of the notoriously brutal Central American gang, MS-13, if they didn’t reach a certain “threshold” set by the state.
In response to the sheriff’s remark about MS-13, Trump said, “These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and a rate that’s never happened before.”
On cue, the anti-Trump liberal media and a number of elected Democrats — including Pelosi — took that “animals” remark out of context and deliberately misconstrued it as applying to all illegal immigrants, not just the brutal criminal gang members Trump and the sheriff were specifically talking about.
“When the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, ‘these aren’t people, these are animals’ — you have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person,” Pelosi said with a confused look on her face.
“These are not people, these are animals,” she repeated. “The president of the United States.”
“Every day that you think you’ve seen it all, along comes another manifestation of why (the Trump administration’s) policies are so inhumane,” she added.
While it certainly appears that one of the leaders of the Democrat Party just defended MS-13 gang members, one has to wonder if Pelosi even checked to see the context of what Trump had actually said, or if she just blindly lashed out at Trump because, well, he’s Trump.