Southern Poverty Law Center says it’s ‘dehumanizing’ to call murderous criminals ‘animals’
May 23, 2018
President Trump mocked Nancy Pelosi during a speech Tuesday, saying that the Democratic House Minority Leader ‘came out in favor of MS-13’ after the media claimed Trump’s description of the murderous gang members as ‘animals’ was racist.
“Just the other day, Nancy Pelosi came out in favor of MS-13. That’s the first time I’ve heard that,” the President said during his speech at the Susan B. Anthony List, a pro-life organization.
“She wants them to be treated with respect, as do other Democrats. That’s not going to be happening. We’re not going to release violent criminals into our country.” the President added.
Referring to the Democratic party, Trump added “They don’t want walls, they don’t want other people stopping.”
“We will be appealing to voters all across America who previously sent a Democrat to Washington only to discover they elected a proxy vote for Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi,” Trump added.
“These are people that don’t believe in borders, don’t believe in fighting crime, don’t believe in a strong military.” the President said.
Last week, Pelosi defended the MS-13 gang, founded by Salvadoran immigrants,
“’These aren’t people, these are animals,’” Pelosi said, quoting the president, then adding “You have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity – the dignity and worth of every person? ‘These are not people, these are animals’ – the president of the United States.”
Unbelievable… Pelosi straight up defending MS-13.
"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
— Jerry in Arizona (@JerryUSANumba1) May 17, 2018
“Every day that you think that you’ve seen it all, along comes another manifestation of why their policies are so inhumane and why we have to continue the debate… Calling people animals is not a good thing,” Pelosi added.
Responding to Trump’s latest comments, Pelosi again conflated the battle against gang violence with other standard immigration policies, criticizing Trump for the DHS’s policy to detain parents who come over the border illegally separately from children.
Tough talk from a man separating innocent children from their parents https://t.co/vregqsTtVn
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) May 23, 2018
In the wake of the media purposefully taking Trump’s ‘animals’ comment out of context and suggesting he was referring to all immigrants, the White House issued a press release entitled, “What You Need to Know About the Violent Animals of MS-13.”
The document triggered the pro-immigration group The Southern Poverty Law Center, who called it “unacceptable” for such “racist, dehumanizing language” to appear on the White House website.
It is unacceptable for such racist, dehumanizing language to now be repeated 10 times on the White House website in a document that speaks for America. pic.twitter.com/U5yfT33BX6
— Southern Poverty Law Center (@splcenter) May 21, 2018
The internet was swift and brutal with its response:
The SPLC stands up for MS-13 gang members. https://t.co/SWhXqMsj1X
— Clay Spence 🔷 (@fancy_spancy_22) May 22, 2018
The MS-13 respecters have logged on. https://t.co/fO7L7ftEGC
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) May 23, 2018
An MS-13 gang member was sentenced today to several decades in jail for murdering a child.
His name is Animal.
— The Foo (@PolitiBunny) May 23, 2018
Imagine thinking it’s racist to call murderous gang members “animals” https://t.co/CddS19GWHn
— Stitch @ let’s go void! (@stitchryu) May 23, 2018
"Violent rapists and murderers" isn't a race. https://t.co/yS7TrugmMV
— Eric Spencer (@JustEric) May 23, 2018
SPLC has chosen the side of the murderous rapists who ritually dismember their victims.
Because why wouldn't they? https://t.co/k8pZzy0wr6
— Brazen Horse (@BrazenHorsey) May 22, 2018
SPLC once again shows itself as trash as it defends the ANIMALS of MS-13. https://t.co/19dZWyGQIy
— Mary #FlyTheW (@mchastain81) May 23, 2018
Lol. The lefties can’t help but stumble over their own feet. They literally can’t get out of their own way. Replace MS-13 with Al Qaeda, or ISIS, and try defending your statement, SPLC. Cant wait to hear a lecture on that one. https://t.co/sayAq8AeKs
— Taylor Brown (@browntaylor2015) May 23, 2018
Pretty soon they’ll say calling Hamas terrorist is dehumanizing and racist https://t.co/LBTkHSC4Hz
— Mujahed Kobbe (@Moj_kobe) May 23, 2018
The @splcenter is VERY concerned with the dehumanization of the most ruthless South American gang of our lifetime, which tells you about all you need to know about the @splcenter. https://t.co/Fu7tsFxoX3
— FANCY HOCKEY CHAMP x2 (@twittahlessJ) May 23, 2018
MS-13's motto is 'Rape, Kill, Control'
Somehow SPLC is worried about this group of savages being "dehumanized"
and people still view this organization as respectable. Astounding https://t.co/OA6N4iv49y
— Justin (@GetDunkedCarl) May 22, 2018
Broke: Trump called all illegal immigrants animals.
Woke: It's racist to dehumanize a group whose motto is "rape, control, kill” https://t.co/kvWyO2gEcN
— Lone Conservative (@LoConservative) May 22, 2018
They’re not calling them animals because of their race, you idiots. It’s because they murderous, rapists, drug dealing animals. https://t.co/PIvMQM5NvW
— Jason Keebler 🐻 (@JasonKeebler) May 23, 2018
For the love of God, they cut the heart out of a living human. https://t.co/1NqejqMlxe
— Nicholas Butler (@jupjup159) May 23, 2018
Tell that to the guy who had his heart ripped out. I would consider that dehumanization, not this. https://t.co/rVlJakvwA9
— Leah Kaufman (@legallee16) May 23, 2018
Just imagine being an immigrant from El Salvador who escaped to America to be safe from the horrors of MS-13 just to see the mainstream media here defending and supporting them. https://t.co/bnwAMFCuB6
— victor Frankenstien (@murdermittenink) May 23, 2018
You have a list. Put them on it. https://t.co/76wDJ40PI0
— stinque (@stinque) May 22, 2018
Imagine being this oblivious to reality. https://t.co/dCSSGVCJFS
— Amira (@amira_shoah) May 22, 2018
They really are just making this a thing I see. 🙄 https://t.co/VGRZXXHkNR
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) May 22, 2018
Really? This is what you're doing? https://t.co/nYaPoSlQKZ
— Ｚｅｒｏ (@AntiPitBull) May 23, 2018
I remember when the Southern Poverty Law Center was respected for doing important work and saying important things. https://t.co/NbCBPN3efi
— Mayer Fertig (@MayerFertig) May 22, 2018
whenever i feel dumb i just remember that people take the splc seriously https://t.co/pSX9NUYFuZ
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) May 23, 2018
They really are going to die on this hill.
Fine by me. https://t.co/Fv3vidpZ4x
— Ty (@Ty_Atty) May 23, 2018
SPLC has gone full SPLC. https://t.co/dlv0WmUGa2
— I Have Trust Issues (@Red_Vanguard) May 23, 2018
This article was posted: Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 6:01 am