Trump Accurately Values Animalistic MS-13    

  By: Katie Petrick
   Published : May 21, 2018

Context matters, unless you are a self-identified leftist or a member of the mainstream media. If either or both of these is true, then what matters is catching President Donald Trump making seemingly offhand comments.

Unfortunately, the laser-focus on “gotcha” moments disregards the context. So was the case on Wednesday, May 16, when President Trump met with California sheriffs and officials to discuss the state’s sanctuary laws. During the roundtable conversation, it appeared that the president called immigrants animals.

The media ran with the story but forgot to add the context. Here’s what happened: During the meeting, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims was explaining that due to California’s sanctuary restrictions she cannot allow Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) into the jails or to use the county’s database. Mims said, “There could be an MS-13 member I know about — if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it.”

The president then responded: “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals.”

Anyone who knows how a conversation works, recognizes that President Trump was clearly referencing members of the street gang MS-13. And if you knew their intentions, you would agree.

The gang began in Los Angeles in the late 1980s and murders, deals drugs, and operates human trafficking in almost all of the United States. Most members were born in El Salvador or are first generation Salvadoran-Americans. They are known for their machete killings, but they also include the use of baseball bats, butcher knives, and handguns to murder innocent people. They decapitate and rip out the hearts of men, women, and children. Really their motto says it all: “Kill, Rape, Control.”

But, since they are mostly immigrants, the Left took to its defense. The mainstream media, including The New York Times, C-SPAN, Associated Press, and ABC immediately reported President Trump’s comments as being against all immigrants. Some did later walk back the story after looking at the transcript, but not all.

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), refused to acknowledge the president’s intent, instead rhetorically asking, “Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?” Pelosi spouted almost the identical line in June 2017 when asked about her support for funding Planned Parenthood, a company responsible for the deaths of 300,000 babies every year.

“We have to respect the dignity and worth of every person and their ability to make decisions to answer for their behavior,” Pelosi said. In summary, Pelosi is A-OK with abortion, but cares about dignity and human worth when speaking of El Salvadoran gang members.

And then there is John Legend, who for whatever reason, took to Twitter to say, “Even human beings who commit heinous acts are the same species as us, not “animals.”

Legend says it is a challenge to realize that all of us were babies in our lives and to consider how members of MS-13 came to be in the gang. He fails to acknowledge that these gang members are sentient and made the decision to murder and rape. But the rest of America should look to “mitigate these conditions,” as if they are not responsible for their actions.

As he continued, Legend tweeted that “we” should be looking at policy to see how it made MS-13 the organization it is now. This is where he unintentionally supported the actions of President Trump. This is precisely what the president was discussing during the roundtable. He is trying to change policy to make America safer. Ideas include ending the catch-and-release program and building a wall on the southern border.

But Legend, Pelosi, and the mainstream media do not want to acknowledge this because politics trumps Trump every time. Our society is at a point where if the president simply whispers a topic, the Left loses its collective mind. And it is a singular mind because there is clear lack of independent thought. As a culture we will not defend the innocent lives of the unborn children, but it is clear that the grown murderers need our sympathies and protection. That is animalistic.

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