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Fri May 18, 2018, 08:46 AM

Trump blames media for 'purposely' reporting his 'animals' comment incorrectly [View all]

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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