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Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

Trump says some migrants are 'animals'

Several news organizations took remarks President Donald Trump made Wednesday out of context to suggest he was referring to undocumented immigrants at large as "animals," when in context it appears the President was likely referring to members of a violent gang.

Fox took issue with Trump's remarks during an immigration roundtable, where the President blamed Democrats for immigration laws that he said meant "we have to break up families".

"You wouldn't believe how bad these people are, these aren't people, these are animals", he said in referring to "people coming in to the country, or trying to come in".

Trump's "animals" comment came in response to Fresno County Sherrif Margaret Mims complaints over California's sanctuary city laws and how they prevented her from reporting MS-13 gang members to Immigration and Customers (ICE). He exhorted his administration to "do much better" in keeping out undesirable people, including members of transnational gangs like MS-13.

"We can eliminate MS-13 and root out the criminal cartels from our country", Trump said.

Trump's comments came as he was talking to law enforcement officials at the White House. She added that thought "the term animal doesn't go far enough".

Sanders's comments are likely to further enflame the debate surrounding Trump's heated immigration rhetoric. "So I'm actually surprised that you're asking this question 'cause most people got it right", he said.

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The full transcript of Trump's remarks makes abundantly clear that the president, while responding in part to a prompt regarding the MS-13 gang, was in fact speaking generally about illegal immigration.

"I'm referring and you know I'm referring to the MS-13 gangs that are coming in".

Legend then received a bit of backlash over his comments by Twitter users who thought the singer was defending the actions of MS-13 members, or "comparing violent gang members to innocent children". A WLJA report from February of this year described an MS-13 leader who pimped out a number of underage girls from different states.

Democratic lawmakers criticized the president for using that term toward immigrants. He has also labeled larger groups of immigrants who come to the US illegally as criminals. "Mexico talks but they do nothing for us, especially at the border. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people".

King (R-Seaford) said he has been working with the White House on the event, which is tentatively scheduled to be held at the Morrelly Homeland Security Center in Bethpage.

"I think that the President should continue to use his platform and everything he can do under the law to stop these types of horrible, horrible, disgusting people", the presidential spokesperson said.