Mother of 16-Year-Old Girl Butchered by MS-13 Says Trump Didn't Go Far Enough with 'Animals' Comment


President Donald Trump was absolutely skewered in the media for calling MS-13 gang members “animals”… but the mother of a teenage girl who was murdered by that group believes he didn’t go far enough.

During a meeting that discussed the border problem and illegal immigration, Trump was asked a question about Mara Salvatrucha or MS-13, one of the most ruthless Hispanic gangs operating today.

“You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” the president said, clearly referring to the gang members. “These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”

That quote was quickly reported out of context by almost every mainstream media source, and Trump was slammed as being insensitive and racist toward all immigrants.

When the full video of the discussion emerged, however, outlets like The Associated Press were forced to sheepishly correct the story and admitted that the president was referring to MS-13.

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Now, the grieving mother of one of that gang’s victims is pushing back against the liberal media, and siding with Trump’s tough words.

“The way my daughter was murdered was indescribable,” Evelyn Rodriguez, herself Hispanic, told Fox Business host Neil Cavuto. “To imagine what they did to her — there’s no words that can even (describe) it.”

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Rodriguez’s 16-year-old daughter Kayla Cuevas was brutally beaten to death by MS-13 gang members in New York two years ago. Another girl was also killed at the same time, and authorities found that three of the four Mara Salvatrucha suspects were illegal aliens.

“(MS-13 is) the demon itself,” Rodriguez said. “When you look at these individuals, it’s just seeing darkness. There’s nothing there.”

There are countless other examples of the Hispanic gang’s brutality.

“Members of an El Salvadorian street gang stabbed a man 100 times, beheaded him and cut out his heart in a park near Washington D.C.,” BBC News reported in November.

“The victim had been buried in a woodland grave prepared before his murder,” that outlet continued.

Underage sex trafficking is also part of the gang’s activities, making Trump’s comment seem rather tame. When victims of sex slavery don’t comply, brutal beatings and even more unspeakable acts are often the result.

Here’s just one recent example. “A female human trafficking victim too young to legally drive a car or buy a lottery ticket was savagely beaten with a bat by a pack of incensed MS-13 members,” WJLA News reported in February.

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“A high-ranking local MS-13 leader who goes by the nickname ‘Noctorno,’ pimps out a number of underage girls from a number of states,” that news source continued.

“(Hispanic gang members) used a solid bat to beat the girl behind the single-family home along Valley View Avenue,” WJLA stated. “The men reportedly took turns whacking the 15-year-old girl’s flailing body — 28 swings in total. Her injuries included an ‘indented’ buttocks, discolored arms and legs, and visible bleeding from the neck down.”

Yes, these are the people — can we say animals? — that the media rushed to defend after Trump rightly spoke of them with disgust.

Failing to recognize or admit that evil exists in the world is horribly dishonest, and leads to more crimes being committed without consequence.

By pretending that everything along the border region is perfectly fine and horrors are only invented by “racist” conservatives, the far left is denying victims like these teenage girls justice.

Denial is not noble, and it’s about time a president told the truth about reality.

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Benjamin Arie is an independent journalist and writer. He has personally covered everything ranging from local crime to the U.S. president as a reporter in Michigan before focusing on national politics. Ben frequently travels to Latin America and has spent years living in Mexico.