Several media outlets placed President Trump's MS-13 comments out of context Wednesday. During a meeting on sanctuary cities with federal immigration officials and local lawmakers, Trump said that the gang members were "animals." In their initial reporting, media like C-Span, the New York Times and NBC's Andrea Mitchell neglected to mention he was responding to a comment about the violent gang and thus readers assumed Trump was calling all illegal immigrants "animals." Some outlets, realizing their mistake, issued corrections.
AP has deleted a tweet from late Wednesday on Trump’s “animals” comment about immigrants because it wasn’t made clear that he was speaking after a comment about gang members.— The Associated Press (@AP) May 17, 2018
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi apparently didn't get the memo. At a Capitol Hill press briefing Thursday, Pelosi scolded Trump for his rhetoric.
"Every day you think you've seen it all," she said, shaking her head.
Unbelievable... Pelosi straight up defending MS-13.— Jerry in Arizona (@JerryUSANumba1) May 17, 2018
"Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person? Calling people animals is not a good thing." pic.twitter.com/t9uuAzKuE2
"Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?" Pelosi asked. "Calling people animals is not a good thing."
Killing and slicing people open is not a good thing either, a point made by our own Katie Pavlich.
They rip hearts out of victims while they are still alive. https://t.co/iB9QjudTyG— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) May 17, 2018