President Trump Mocks Nancy Pelosi For Criticizing MS-13 ‘Animals’ Characterization — ‘I Can’t Call Them Animals!’

Scott Morefield | Reporter

President Trump on Thursday poked fun at House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi for taking umbrage at his characterization of MS-13 members as “animals.”

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“If you want to summarize the difference between Democrats and Republicans, just remember this, Democrats want to abolish ICE,” Trump told rallygoers in Evansville, Indiana Thursday night. “Where did this come from? By the way, do you have any idea what ICE does?”

“These are people that go into a nest of MS-13,” he continued. “It’s a nest. These are evil people in there. This is a group of gang members.”

President Trump then jokingly told the jeering audience he can no longer say “animals anymore” to describe gang members who like to murder and torture people because Pelosi “got really angry.”

“I can’t say animals anymore because Nancy Pelosi got very angry when I called them animals,” said Trump. “I called them animals and she went crazy. I can’t do it. I can’t call them animals. Even though they have guns, but they don’t like using guns because it’s not painful enough. They want to slice people up. Young girls walking home from school, 16 years old. And they sliced them up. They died. They died. Their parents are incredible people. I met their parents, devastated. And the reason because it was more painful. And then I call them animals and Nancy Pelosi gets upset because I’m talking about ‘human beings.’ They don’t get it.”

“So 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 in May, responding to Trump. (RELATED: Nancy Pelosi Defends Violent MS-13 Gang Members In Response To Trump, Says They’re Not Animals)

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