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Fri May 18, 2018, 08:46 AM

Trump blames media for 'purposely' reporting his 'animals' comment incorrectly

Source: Politico



By LOUIS NELSON and ELI OKUN 05/18/2018 07:32 AM EDT Updated 05/18/2018 08:33 AM EDT

President Donald Trump on Friday chided media outlets who reported earlier in the week that he had referred to undocumented immigrants as “animals,” a remark that came in response to questions about members of the brutal MS-13 gang with roots in El Salvador.

“Fake News Media had me calling Immigrants, or Illegal Immigrants, ‘Animals.’ Wrong! They were begrudgingly forced to withdraw their stories,” the president wrote on Twitter. “I referred to MS 13 Gang Members as “Animals,” a big difference - and so true. Fake News got it purposely wrong, as usual!”

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen echoed the president Friday, saying on "Fox and Friends" that she was “a bit horrified” at media coverage of the president’s remarks: “If anyone wants to quibble about whether we should call those people animals, perhaps the quibble should be whether we call them something worse.”

Asked about criticism from Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, Nielsen added, “I think those lawmakers owe the president an apology.”

Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/18/trump-media-animals-immigration-597517

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Reply Trump blames media for 'purposely' reporting his 'animals' comment incorrectly (Original post)
DonViejo May 2018 OP
Proud Liberal Dem May 2018 #1
christx30 May 2018 #13
cannabis_flower May 2018 #14
billh58 May 2018 #18
LakeVermilion May 2018 #2
yonder May 2018 #21
2naSalit May 2018 #3
djacq May 2018 #4
mountain grammy May 2018 #5
Botany May 2018 #6
pazzyanne May 2018 #9
yallerdawg May 2018 #10
irisblue May 2018 #7
luc mont May 2018 #8
Bengus81 May 2018 #11
PatSeg May 2018 #12
IronLionZion May 2018 #15
wolfie001 May 2018 #16
haele May 2018 #17
apnu May 2018 #19
noneof_theabove May 2018 #20
duforsure May 2018 #22
Turbineguy May 2018 #23

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 08:48 AM

1. Nobody deserves to be called "animals"

certainly not by the President of the United States but whatever.........If you consider all of Trump's comments about immigrants, starting with calling Mexicans "rapists" during the campaign, it's not really hard to imagine him calling all immigrants "animals". If there is something to quibble about, I doubt that the media actually went out of their way to intentionally misquote him.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:59 AM

13. I object to calling them animals.

It’s an insult to animals. I’m not worried about insulting gang members. They torture and kill people out of greed. There was a story recently where members stabbed a man over 100 times and beheaded him.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/police-ms-13-members-in-maryland-stab-man-more-than-100-times-and-decapitate-him/2017/11/22/0cba9760-cf7e-11e7-a1a3-0d1e45a6de3d_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1dcc3b67d689
I’m going to save my outrage for someone more deserving. These “people” deserve anything that happens to them, including harsh words.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2018, 10:07 AM

14. I object more..

to anyone being called "not people". After all we are all animals, we are also people.

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #1)

Fri May 18, 2018, 10:37 AM

18. His original comments

definitely included ALL brown-skinned immigrants. His damage control machine is attempting to change the target of his vile comments after-the-fact.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 08:50 AM

2. If that's what Trump meant, then he should have said it.

He takes no responsibility for the word salad that comes out of his mouth.

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Response to LakeVermilion (Reply #2)

Fri May 18, 2018, 11:50 AM

21. exactly! nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 08:52 AM

3. Whiner...

It's so onvious that he has never accepted that he is not without flaw and has no need to differentiate the real world from whatever the hell it is that takes place in that orange orb at the top of the fecal pile.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 08:53 AM

4. Nope.... Not Falling for the Orange Clown's weak-ass Jedi mind trick.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:06 AM

5. Whiney little bitch.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:11 AM

6. Trump was speaking about all Hispanics and he did not mention MS 13 @ the time.

I think "the Animals" comment is just red meat for his base and he said that
in order to change the new cycle too.


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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:37 AM

9. If this is not tRump saying those words

who is that impersonator that looks exactly like him. How do his supporters not see what is in front of their faces?
One of the great mysteries of our times.

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:43 AM

10. He - and his administrative cohorts - are baldfaced liars.

He is unwatchable - nothing he ever says is true or decent.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:20 AM

7. Codswallop, it was clear what you meant. And what you're doing. And why you're doing it.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:31 AM

8. Ah, yes,

 

always someone else's fault, eh, Donny?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:51 AM

11. CYA time eh Donnie??

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 09:52 AM

12. Yeah well

If the fool would learn to think before he opens his mouth, maybe people wouldn't take his words the wrong way, but then again we all know what he meant and so does his racist base.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 10:20 AM

15. Racism is all about blurring those lines to promote negative stereotypes

They blur the line between immigrants and gang members, just like they do with black people and criminals, Indian people and H-1bs, Muslims and terrorists, and so on.

The only line they won't blur is between white males and mass shooters.

Thousands of US citizens have been detained by ICE since racists think there's only type of American and the rest of us are fake like Obama's birth certificate.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 10:22 AM

16. Is there a new "Let's be civil about this" happening here at DU?

I mean this is further proof of Trumpanzee being a lying sack of shit! Right?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 10:34 AM

17. I see. Showing the full video and the transcript of the speech in context is...

purposefully reporting his statements incorrectly. By reporting them at all.

Haele

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 10:50 AM

19. Hey Ding Dong Donnie! after 71 years you should know how to communicate.

If you're the master of the "Deal" then you know how to communicate with people to make your "deals" right?

You know that words have meaning and if you want people to understand you, its on you to say what you mean. Its not on us, listening to you to translate your bullshit.

Donnie stand by your bullshit, or figure out how to say what you mean, you're old enough to know better.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 11:13 AM

20. How about....

after 70 years, his mama needs to do what she failed to do in the beginning.

Brush peeResident PottyMouth's teeth with Lava bar soap.

[change my outlook 60 years ago]

Also the lies, Lies, LIES every F*ng day.

SCOTUS needs to drag in every last politician for 1 question.
When did you stop beating you wife?
Lawyer: That is an illegal question [can not be answered without incrimination, other issues]
Scotus: Well we figured that if you keep lying to the American People maybe you are also lying about not beating your wife and blatantly breaking other laws.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 12:02 PM

22. Only a animal ...

Would allow dangerous gun laws to cause our kids to be killed in mass murders, and do nothing to stop it , or reduce it because of money .

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri May 18, 2018, 01:25 PM

23. That's why most Presidents

have people who write this stuff for them and then follow the script instead of just talking out of their ass.

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