President Donald Trump has a knack for exposing Democrats and liberals for their tendency to stand in defense of criminals, murderers and terrorists, all in an effort to oppose Trump at every turn.
This was recently on display after the president referred to brutal MS-13 gang members as “animals,” prompting many elected Democrats and liberal media figures to defend the gang members as those worthy of dignity.
It was no surprise then that when Trump traveled to Long Island, New York, for a round-table discussion about how to confront and defeat the criminal gang, his visit was met by liberal protesters, according to WABC.
Those protesters accused Trump of inflaming and spreading “xenophobia and racism” and declared the president “not welcome” in Long Island or New York City, despite having been invited by many local politicians who attended the discussion, as well as families of the gang’s victims.
Organizers of the protest declared they were “resisting Trump’s assaults on immigrant families and communities and call on elected officials across the region to stand with them in solidarity and reject Trump’s visit.”
One organizer, Sergio Argueta of the group Strong Youth, said, “As law enforcement departments from both counties stand next to this man, let’s remember that his type of hatred and rhetoric only fuels gang recruitment.”
One elected Democrat, however — Nassau County executive Laura Curran — rejected the reflexive opposition to Trump and welcomed the opportunity to receive assistance in battling the ruthless gang members.
“It’s the president of the United States. He’s coming to Nassau County,” Curran said. “Perhaps we can get some resources and federal help, and I am open to having that bi-partisan conversation.”
Evelyn Rodriguez, a mother of a young girl slain by MS-13 gang members and an honored guest at Trump’s State of the Union address in February, attended the discussion.
“You said the other day that these individuals are animals,” Rodriguez said. “You’re correct. They are animals in how they kill, how they get these kids and they torture them. No child should ever, ever have to suffer.”
Trump took the opportunity to once again double-down on his “animals” remark, reiterating that the murderous thugs are “animals” and he would continue to describe them as such.
“I called them animals the other day, and I was met with rebuke. They said, ‘They’re people.’ They’re not people, these are animals, and we have to be very, very tough,” Trump said to applause from the audience.
The WABC report noted that MS-13 is believed to be responsible for at least 25 murders on Long Island alone in just the past 18 months, a shocking statistic that reveals the homicidal nature of the gang that has recently vowed to “take out a cop” in response to increased attention from law enforcement.
Trump has made it abundantly clear that one of the top priorities of his presidency is a restoration of the rule of law and protection of all law-abiding people in communities across the nation.
The fact that anybody could be so shameless and consumed with hatred for the president that they would protest such efforts — or seek to smear him by falsely applying that tough stance toward all immigrants — is so absurd that it is difficult to even fathom, even as it occurs right in front of us every day.
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