.@PressSec: "If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they're more than welcome to. Frankly, I don't think the term @POTUS used was strong enough… It took an animal to stab a man 100 times and decapitate him and rip his heart out." pic.twitter.com/6O7KKzZW0y
— Fox News (@FoxNews) May 17, 2018
But media and Democrats went into overdrive lying that it was about immigrants in general.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders defended President Trump on Thursday amid growing backlash over his use of the word “animals” to describe immigrant members of the MS-13 gang, saying she would have used an even stronger term.
Several Democratic lawmakers and members of the media criticized the president on Wednesday after he used the term during a meeting about illegal immigrants and sanctuary city policies. Some claimed he was referring to all immigrants, even though he was responding to an attendee’s complaint about MS-13 gang members.
“The president was very clearly referring to MS-13 gang members who enter the country illegally and whose deportations are hamstrung by our laws,” Sanders said.