Video: To Spite Trump, Nancy Pelosi Defends MS-13 Gang Members on National TV


Trump Derangement Syndrome has apparently become so severe among certain liberals that elected Democrats like House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are actually defending criminal members of the MS-13 gang against the president.

President Donald Trump hosted California law enforcement officials and political leaders at the White House on Wednesday to discuss the state’s “sanctuary” laws that make it difficult to cooperate with federal immigration officials.

One of the sheriffs in attendance lamented how California’s laws prevented her department from handing over known gang members who’ve committed crimes, specifically those of the notoriously brutal Central American gang, MS-13, if they didn’t reach a certain “threshold” set by the state.

In response to the sheriff’s remark about MS-13, Trump said, “These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and a rate that’s never happened before.”

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On cue, the anti-Trump liberal media and a number of elected Democrats — including Pelosi — took that “animals” remark out of context and deliberately misconstrued it as applying to all illegal immigrants, not just the brutal criminal gang members Trump and the sheriff were specifically talking about.

While a number of media outlets walked back their absurd smear against the president within hours — largely due to the intense backlash they received from anyone with a bit of sense and intellectual honesty — Pelosi persisted with the out-of-context interpretation of Trump’s “animals” remark during a media briefing on Thursday.

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“When the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, ‘these aren’t people, these are animals’ — you have to wonder, does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person,” Pelosi said with a confused look on her face.

“These are not people, these are animals,” she repeated. “The president of the United States.”

“Every day that you think you’ve seen it all, along comes another manifestation of why (the Trump administration’s) policies are so inhumane,” she added.

While it certainly appears that one of the leaders of the Democrat Party just defended MS-13 gang members, one has to wonder if Pelosi even checked to see the context of what Trump had actually said, or if she just blindly lashed out at at Trump because, well, he’s Trump.

Bear in mind that even by criminal gang member standards, MS-13 is the worst of the worst, evil individuals whose motto is “rape, control, kill,” who enjoy sadistically brutalizing and torturing innocent people to death and prefer to use knives and machetes instead of firearms to do their worst.

“Spark of divinity” or not, these subhuman “animals” of MS-13 pretty much forfeit the “dignity and worth” generally attributed to humanity when they gleefully carve up their victims, rape and murder women for fun and call for the targeted assassination of police.

As White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday in response to the insane media smears against Trump’s remark, “animals” doesn’t go far enough to describe how truly evil and horrible these criminals really are.

If she had any shame, Pelosi would issue a retraction to her comments, but she is so consumed by spiteful hate for Trump that she will likely stand by her defense of MS-13 gang members as being deserving of the same “dignity and worth” ascribed to non-sadistically murderous people.

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Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
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