Most of the media is not a fan of President Trump and Republicans, in general.
That statement is not a big surprise but over the weekend the media was spreading a deceptively edited and old clip of President Trump.
In the clip, that is once again being distributed around the internet, shows Trump calling “those people animals.”
— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) April 5, 2019
Simply watching the clip above would lead you to believe that Trump is stating that all immigrants and those seeking asylum are “animals.” Of course, this is supposed to evoke an emotional response and get you to believe that Trump is a racist.
Well, they have the evidence right in front of you, Trump is clearly calling those people animals, right? No, not at all.
The much-circulated clip edits out the question to which Trump is responding. The clip begins right after the question is asked.
Check out the clip below, with the question included.
Here's the FULL CLIP in context of Trump calling MS-13 gang members… and not immigrants… animals. And people wonder why they are called #FakeNews when they chop videos to push a narrative. pic.twitter.com/hCbsmCNa1B
— Terri Green (@TerriGreenUSA) April 6, 2019
Of course, anyone with half a brain can tell that Trump was calling MS-13 gang members “animals.” Also, the video isn’t new either. It’s from a May 2018 roundtable at the White House on immigration and sanctuary cities.
But hey, why let facts get in the way when doing so can serve your political purposes, right? That certainly didn’t stop the media from spreading the fake, doctored video.
Asylum seekers "aren't people." They are "animals." This is particularly frightening language coming out of a person vested with the power of a presidential office. https://t.co/coxdWANTd0
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) April 6, 2019
This is journalist, @TifaniRoberts comforting a small boy on the border. He was shot in the throat by Ortega’s thugs in Nicaragua. This little boy is seeking asylum in the United States. His name is William. Trump calls him “animal”. pic.twitter.com/avGe5mWctH
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) April 6, 2019
Racist language like this has led to violence throughout the world’s history. No human being is an animal. We have to be better than this.https://t.co/TQ0MhJFGtq
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) April 6, 2019
You do not refer to human beings as animals. You just don’t.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) April 6, 2019
Beto is spreading the complete fake news lie that Trump called immigrants "animals".
Trump was referring to MS-13 gang members who kill women and children.
This kind of crap goes unchallenged every single day.pic.twitter.com/z1Z458Vbrq
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) April 4, 2019