President Trump asked the audience at a rally in Tennessee Tuesday how he should refer to the gang MS-13.
The crowd shouted to Trump, “Animals!”
“This vicious gang has transformed once peaceful, beautiful communities that I know so well, I know them all, into blood-stained killing fields, savagely murdering, raping and mutilating their victims. And they don’t even want to do it with a gun. They talk about gun control. They don’t want to do it with a gun. They want to do it with knives–they want to cut people up into little pieces because it’s more painful,” Trump said.
“And then I have to listen to Pelosi and these people saying ‘we have to respect them. They’re human beings.’ They’re not human beings. They’re not human beings. And this is why we call the blood-thirsty MS-13 gang members exactly the name that I used last week. What was the name?”
The audience then yelled “Animals!”
“Animals,” Trump repeated. “MS-13 takes advantage of glaring loopholes in our immigration laws to infiltrate our country.” (RELATED: Trump Doubles Down On MS-13 ‘Animals’ Comment: ‘They’re Not People. These Are Animals’)