If You Think the President Should Never Call Anyone an Animal, Fine — But Don’t Lie

POLITICS & POLICY

A video of Trump supposedly calling asylum-seekers animals has been lighting up Twitter, but the clip is dishonestly edited to leave out the comment he was responding to, which was about MS-13 not asylum-seekers. Here is a good example of the misleading version:

Here’s the full exchange:

Sheriff 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.”

Mr. 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.”


Rich Lowry


Rich Lowry is the editor of National Review. He can be reached via email: comments.lowry@nationalreview.com. 

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