WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump described some migrants as “animals” Wednesday, in a charged dialogue in regards to the border wall and regulation enforcement.
“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in,” Trump advised California Republicans visiting the White House, “we are 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.”
Trump’s remarks got here after feedback on migration and regulation enforcement, so-called “sanctuary cities” for immigrants, and the MS-13 gang.
Trump has usually painted members of MS13 — a gang that originated within the United States however with roots in El Salvador — as “vicious” and “killers”.
He has usually conflated the gang with immigrants usually.
His most up-to-date remark — loaded with echoes of Nazi language about Jews — was swiftly condemned by Democrats.
“Immigrants are human beings. Not animals, not criminals, not drug dealers, not rapists. They are human beings,” mentioned Colorado Congressman Jared Polis.
California Governor Jerry Brown mentioned: “Trump is lying on immigration, lying about crime, and lying about the laws of California.”
“Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed,” he mentioned.