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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders doubled down Thursday on President Donald Trump’s Wednesday comments referring to members of MS-13 as “animals.”

During Thursday’s press briefing, CBS’ Steven Portnoy asked Sanders if Trump believes “some immigrants” are animals, following a media storm that took Trump’s comments completely out of context and asserted he was talking about all immigrants.

“I want to ask you because so many people around the country are talking about it over the past 24 hours, what did the president mean when he said some immigrants aren’t people, they’re animals,” Portnoy asked.

Sanders reiterated that the president was referring to MS-13 gang members and explained the gang’s history of violence.

“This is one of the most vicious and deadly gangs that operates by the motto of rape, control and kill,” Sanders continued. “Frankly, I don’t think the term that the president used was strong enough. MS-13 has done heinous acts. It took an animal to stab a man 100 times and decapitate him and rip his heart out. It took an animal to beat a woman they were sex trafficking with a bat, 28 times, indenting part of her body. And it took an animal to kidnap and rape a 13-year-old Houston girl.”

Sanders added, “The president should continue to use platform and everything he can do under the law to stop these kinds of horrible, horrible, disgusting people.”

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94 Comments

94 Comments

  1. Frank

    May 17, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    Send the reporter down to interview some MS-13 members.

    • roberta gabor

      May 18, 2018 at 12:34 am

      Amen!

    • Robin Martz

      May 18, 2018 at 12:39 am

      Haha!! Yeah!

    • Joe leblanc

      May 18, 2018 at 12:50 am

      YES!

    • Anne Craig

      May 18, 2018 at 2:04 am

      HaHa! What a great idea!

      • yogiman

        May 18, 2018 at 11:56 am

        I’m sure he would enjoy the interview and laugh when they beat the hell out of him.

    • Delcy Voisine

      May 18, 2018 at 3:26 am

      Rest assured that if you send Portnoy to interview the head(s) of the gang, he will return with a glowing report about the peaceful nature of the members and their good-will towards our country. I bet he will wear a blue ribbon as an award for his visit.

    • John Ray

      May 19, 2018 at 5:19 pm

      No, Send Nancy Pelosi or one of her children down there to do the interview with these Murdering THUGS. These idiot Demorats don’t have a freakin clue what they are dealing with or talking about.Then when they get hacked to death and buried in a shallow grave behind a school or field somewhere.Then I suggest we send every democrat in both houses down there along with their children and have them be hacked to death by these murdering THUGS

      • Les McFann

        May 20, 2018 at 6:55 am

        John Ray -I suggest you are the murderous one. Please review your language in your posts before you post them. Frankly, you are the one using murderous language. Scary, sugesting we hack all the Democrats to death

        • Autumnbreez

          May 22, 2018 at 6:08 am

          He was just saying it the way it is. Maybe Les McFann should be the one to interview the MS-13 gangs.

        • c.caylor

          May 24, 2018 at 2:08 pm

          I guess you don’t have a coloring book or cry room handy and that’s why these words are so painful.

      • Autumnbreez

        May 22, 2018 at 6:06 am

        That should serve the politicians who are for the ILLEGALS, right. Some politicians are only out for votes, not for the country nor the legal Americans.

    • Autumnbreez

      May 22, 2018 at 6:03 am

      So they can kill, mutilate and do all the evil things to him? What are you thinking of? As what Ms Sanders said, the word animal is too tame a word for them. How about you meeting an MS-13 member?

    • Robbie

      May 24, 2018 at 11:22 pm

      Better yet take home 3 or 4 of them for a week or so and really get to know them.

  2. Danny Lanning

    May 17, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Any ANIMAL reporter stupid enough to ask that kind of question should crawl in its hole so it can be covered up and put out of society’s misery. What a sick animal?

    • Jim

      May 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Yeah, him!!!

  3. Joseph kempski

    May 17, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Sounds like the reporter don’t understand English. Stupid reporter. Maybe he would if ms13 raped someone in his family.

    • Trump Woman

      May 18, 2018 at 12:08 am

      I agree with you all. If those that think it isn’y right to call the MS-13 gang members animals, I will do you one better. I think it is an insult to animals because they do not do what these EVIL SUB HUMANS do. And that is all they are are SUB HUMANS. Just check and see what kinds of evil crimes they have committed. Frank, I think you are correct in sending some of these so called reporters to interview these SUB HUMANS.

      • Plato

        May 18, 2018 at 12:22 am

        I’m sure you have a special relationship with Trump. Trump Woman, that helps you to understand his blathering nonsense. Perhaps he has beaten you, as he did his first wife? How did you gain these powers?

        • Andrew

          May 18, 2018 at 12:33 am

          Plato, Your a dumb ass. Typical snowflake with no common sense.

          • judy

            May 18, 2018 at 3:38 am

            amen

        • Celestia

          May 18, 2018 at 12:46 am

          You are a fool. I guess you think that the gangs are right. Double fool if you are. Right on Pres. Trump. Right on Sarah. Do not pay attention to these luberal snowflake fools. Go cry in your milk plato. BTW you are mo Plato.

        • dfinch

          May 18, 2018 at 1:06 am

          Ivana recinded that. She said she was mad when she said it.

          • Plato

            May 19, 2018 at 9:55 am

            dfinch, Ivana rescinded her assertion that Trump raped her. She didn’t rescind her recollection that he beat her and ripped chunks of bloody flesh from her skull.

        • Mike Sherrer

          May 18, 2018 at 3:22 am

          Plato you poor stupid ignorant idiot. Give them your female family members then you bend over

        • Lee Nixon

          May 18, 2018 at 4:36 am

          Gee sounds like you are a know it all person, who knows nothing at
          all. Grow up and stop being a total idiot.

        • Julia Sanford

          May 18, 2018 at 10:37 pm

          What are you talking about. Ivana never accused him of beating her? Are you defending MS-13? They are worse than animals. They are vicious monsters. What would you call them if you looked at the mutilated body of your daughter or some other person closes to you?

        • John Ray

          May 19, 2018 at 5:47 pm

          Plato,When you make comments like that you are no different than Trump OR these MS-13 Murdering Thugs,,who traffic young girls and women.You sound like you talk from experience Plato,,Are you a pussy grabbing woman hater yourself ?

      • roberta gabor

        May 18, 2018 at 12:36 am

        Right on Trump Woman!

      • Shirley

        May 18, 2018 at 12:51 am

        Agree Trump Woman. It’s an insult to animals to compare an MS-13 gang member to a real animal. Sub human is perfect.

      • Anne Craig

        May 18, 2018 at 2:06 am

        Thank you I was going to say the same thing. It is an insult to animals to say MS13 rises to their level. MS13 is nothing more than pond scum or at best human shit.

        • FiuToYou

          May 18, 2018 at 2:22 am

          I use the word maggots for these mutants!! As far as I’m concerned, there should be a $1000.00 bounty on any maggot, (Maggot Shit 13)dead or in pcs!!!!

      • judy

        May 18, 2018 at 3:40 am

        thank you

    • ANA APETROAE

      May 18, 2018 at 2:28 am

      I AGREE

    • Olivia

      May 18, 2018 at 7:31 am

      The reporter understood English just fine. The problem is that Trump really did make an ugly generalization (at the time, he did NOT specify that he was talking about a gang), and then tried to walk it back when it caused an uproar.

      The guy has no filter. He just blurts out whatever he thinks will get him the response he wants, and, as often as not, does a 180 degree turnaround 20 minutes later. And, judging from the chorus of lookalike reactions here, he has a lot of fans who never question his inconsistencies and untruths.

      • Julia Sanford

        May 18, 2018 at 10:43 pm

        Well, I heard it when he said it and he has nothing to walk back. Apparently, you didn’t hear it because he made it very clear that he was referring to MS-13, so you can stop trying to twist and lie like the reporters you are relying on.

      • Annabel

        May 21, 2018 at 2:34 pm

        He WAS answering the California Sheriff who said her hands were tied as she was not allowed to report MS-13 to ICE. HE WAS ANSWERING HER DIRECTLY which was there for ALL to see. Where
        were you?

    • Jim

      May 19, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      Yeah, him!!!

  4. Marion Jones

    May 17, 2018 at 11:57 pm

    Reporter Steve Portnoy, trying to look quizzical and unknowing asks Sarah Huckabee who Trump was talking about when he referred to some of the ILLEGALS “animals”. If he truly did not know that he was talking about MS-13, he should not have the credentials to report on anything.

  5. Mary Allen

    May 18, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Most people hear only what they want to hear. The reporters KNOW exactly what President Trump means who are the “animal” type illegals.

    • Plato

      May 18, 2018 at 12:18 am

      Really Mary? The reporters are mind readers?

      • Stever

        May 18, 2018 at 12:25 am

        hahaha

      • dfinch

        May 18, 2018 at 1:09 am

        He was talking about M-13 and called them out by name. How could they have screwed that up?

      • jwood1952

        May 18, 2018 at 2:19 am

        No Plato the reporters are partisan liars (always), should work for Pravda.

      • Medusa

        May 18, 2018 at 3:48 am

        Plato, you’re nothing but a complete ASSHOLE.

      • Medusa

        May 18, 2018 at 3:56 am

        You’re a PIECE OF NASTY SHIT, Plato. I hope a gang of those MS-13’s rape you until you bleed from every orifice on your body!

        • Plato

          May 19, 2018 at 10:30 am

          Charmed I’m sure.

      • Mamaw5

        May 18, 2018 at 5:48 am

        You, Plato, are the one with the misformed brain and therefore misfunctioning brain….direct to your fingertips! Troll.

      • Julia Sanford

        May 18, 2018 at 10:46 pm

        They don’t need to be mind readers. He made it very clear. Maybe you should listen to the tape.

    • ME White

      May 18, 2018 at 1:37 am

      The reporter are idiots trying to stir the sh**. And if you don’t know that you are just as stupid as they are. Anyone that thinks the Ms 13 trash are fit to live–go live with them–they like new “Meat” to rape then kill!

    • Rod

      May 18, 2018 at 9:46 am

      So now the undocumented aliens are animals. Then you must be a cockroach. Since you want to label another human being as an animal solely because they are from another nation. Gee such a proud American! Individuals such as yourself nauseate me. Hmm must need to denigrate others to feel good about yourself. Opinion: You and others like you is what is wrong with our nation.

      • Jim M.

        May 18, 2018 at 4:17 pm

        No,you are what’s wrong with the USA.Your revolting hatred of Trump oozes from every ignorant pore of your soul.You don’t fool anyone with your false “I worship immigrants” crap.You HATE Trump.You live and breathe your hatred. GET OVER IT. He WON !!!!!!

  6. Plato

    May 18, 2018 at 12:16 am

    What did the President mean? Sanders: if you media and liberals want to defend a vicious gang, go ahead. Really? I have never heard such divisive, disingenuous bullshit in my life. So the President can’t speak clearly and Sanders is going to use that impediment to bash over half the country? DISGUSTING. A new low point for the fat orange pig and his defender, Ms. Sanders.

    • Stever

      May 18, 2018 at 12:26 am

      hahaha

    • AD D

      May 18, 2018 at 12:40 am

      Any one with a brain cell knows Trump was talking about MS13 gang members. Actually, calling them animals is an insult to animals. They kill for the hell of it; animals don’t. There’s been criminal activity in my county caused be these demon possessed creatures and they need to be taken off the streets. They do not differentiate between liberal or conservative, young or old as they cause havoc where ever they are.

    • Craig

      May 18, 2018 at 1:12 am

      You my dear fellow have the mental capacity of a North Korean dictator. You give disgusting a new low. I glean from your response dear Plato that indeed you are of the ilk of MS13.

    • Phyl

      May 18, 2018 at 1:29 am

      How hateful you are Plato! Anybody that reads or listens to the news, should know who the animals are. We have been hearing about the M-13 gang for over a year now. They are animals! Murderers. If you had a daughter or young teen you would be very wary yourself. And he was a journalist of all people he should know who the M_13 gang is. Is he stupid?? He was just being facetious. Just trying to cause remarks that are not true. If he is that stupid then he doesn’t know much. Even a 14 yr old would know how animalistic that gang is.
      You should read more, and stop and look at all the good things our President has done for our country.

    • Michael

      May 18, 2018 at 1:47 am

      @plato: “if I had a son, he would be Trayvon”. “At this point, what difference does it make”? Sound familiar? Not at all divisive, right? Troll, go back under your rock.

    • FiuToYou

      May 18, 2018 at 2:33 am

      Hey Playdough or Plato or a-hole, whatever… Why don’t you go join the gang and we’ll see you on the flipside!! That’s if you can pass the initiation!!

    • G. F. Millar

      May 18, 2018 at 4:12 am

      Plato: after reading a few of your offerings, I arrived at the logical conclusion that you are as dumb as you sound. You are the typical Trumpaholics, incapable accepting anything Trump or any Republican says. If you believe that clownish reporter didn’t know to whom Trump was referring, you must have spent most of your adult life with your head in the sand (what’s it like down there?). You certainly sound like a paid up supporter of the American Media who regularly imply or state that the U. S. government is being run autocratically by a thuggish indivual unfit for his great office. Robert de Niro wants to send the president to prison in a comedy skit; Kathy Griffin, whose opening gambit was a still picture of the president’s head, is now lampooning his entourage in predictable simulations. Desperately unoriginal and mouthy occupants of late-night purported comedy — Bill Maher, Colbert, Kimmel and Cnelsea Handler — imagine that shouting rehashed denigrations of the president and his family are amusing. It is a bore; it isn’t working, and history moves on. The U. S. media have shot their bolt for 34 months since he announced his candidacy for president. The media threw their obligation to retain some element of fairness and detachment aside, and gambled everything on poisoning the wells and polluting public opinion so badly that the people’s choice would be overturned. They gambled and they have lost. And you are one of the losers. Donald Trump is president! Live with it.

      • Plato

        May 19, 2018 at 9:59 am

        I accept many things that Republicans say. Particularly Flake and McCain. Your Great Leader Trump is a filthy con-man. I am not interested in being part of your cult.

        • Michael McPoland

          May 21, 2018 at 2:12 am

          Plato..If you don’t want to join a cult, then don’t. Walk away. If it is MS13 that you don’t want to join, God help you because you can’t run that fast. They will slowly kill you and laugh about it.

    • Lee

      May 18, 2018 at 4:36 am

      You are an extra large POS just like MS13. STFU IDIOT…..

    • Julia Sanford

      May 18, 2018 at 10:52 pm

      He did speak very clearly and anybody who can’t listen to what he said and understand that is either stupid or so full of hate that they don’t mine lying and looking like a fool, because anybody who wants to know can listen to it.

    • John Ray

      May 19, 2018 at 5:41 pm

      And they call Liberal Democrats the party of “no bullying”,”Tolerance”,”Compassion” and “understanding”,,YOU “Plato” and your whole party of Liberal Demorats are nothing more than 100 % TOTAL and COMPLETE HYPOCRITES !Why don’t you gather up your family Plato and go do and interview with these Murdering THUGS,,just get me your next of kin information and social security numbers because I will be taking out insurance policies on all of you ,,so I know who to contact when they find you and family hacked to death and buried in a shallow grave somewhere behind a school of in a field .

  7. maquignon

    May 18, 2018 at 12:17 am

    How the hell did Steven Portnoy get to be a reporter?? Isn’t there some MINIMUM IQ requirement? Say above 60?? How are these idiots able to show their faces after asking such stupid questions? My admiration for Sarah Sanders doubles about once a week.

    • Travis Petty

      May 21, 2018 at 9:49 pm

      Bias reporters and Democratic politicians do take an IQ test, if it’s O they can be reporters or run for office on the Democratic ticket Plato certainly qualifies.

  8. Bird

    May 18, 2018 at 12:24 am

    It’s reporters like this that give real reporters a bad name… I agree with Frank, assign this reporter to ‘interview’ a few MS-13 members and see if he thinks President Trump was ‘a little hard’ on the monsters then… animals are better than that!

  9. Stever

    May 18, 2018 at 12:24 am

    Where do these moron reporters come from? Man I love Sarah Sanders!

  10. Clark Craven

    May 18, 2018 at 12:24 am

    President Trump could go put singlehandedly and eliminate the gang and drug problems, as a result, the media would attest that he acted in a prejudicial manner. They loved Obama, regardless of how ineffective he was. Go figure.

  11. James Michael Gatto

    May 18, 2018 at 12:25 am

    Just look at what these liberal bottom feeders have let into this country! The lowest of the low! These gang members have committed acts that would make the devil himself cringe!And the liberal SCUM protect them! The media and the sub human Democraps are just as bad as the scummy M.S.13 gang members! Deport them just as well for they’re the reason why filthy,lowlife,barbaric SCUM like this are ruining our great country!

    • ChuckyBaby

      May 18, 2018 at 12:49 am

      James in the first half of your comment I thought you were talking about the reporters, lol! I was going to say “Yeah, and the gang members too!”

  12. Virginia Schilz

    May 18, 2018 at 12:52 am

    The MS13 Gang have become savages. They are no longer able to use any human measures when they brutalize innocent persons. They have lost their conscience and are as evil as Satan. The mindless acts that they engage in go beyond any sense of humanity. They are beadtly in their behaviour.

  13. ME White

    May 18, 2018 at 1:42 am

    So we all get it–Portnoy is retarded to the point he looks like he is ready to cry!! AHHH, Poor little minded stuffed toy!!

  14. Michigander

    May 18, 2018 at 1:46 am

    And again the media is editing his statements like they have been from day one. They are animals. We have enough of our own animals in this country who do these types of things. We don’t need illegal animals in addition.

  15. David Galt

    May 18, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Fuck off Plato!

  16. ANA APETROAE

    May 18, 2018 at 2:34 am

    THE FAKE NEWS HAVE WHAT TALK IN WEEKEND .
    MR .PRESIDENT REFER AT THE IMMIGRANT WHO MAKE CRIME ,VIOLATION ETC.AND THE MS-13.
    BUT SAME PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND GOOD ENGLISH .
    SAD.

  17. James

    May 18, 2018 at 4:24 am

    Plato is about as dumb as the dumb ass liberals! They all try to turn around and make something different about everything President Trump and and a lot of the conservatives say. I’ve never seen such childish & stupid liberals in my life. They are completely off the chain.

  18. Allen

    May 18, 2018 at 4:25 am

    The MSM would tell us that the “tree of life” was the “tree of knowledge of Good and evil.” and try to force us to believe it.

  19. Grace Joy

    May 18, 2018 at 4:50 am

    There’s a connection between MS 13 & Isl.am.

    Everything Sarah said MS 13 does comes from Isl.am. Search, for example, “Sweden r.ape” to learn about Tahhurash Gamea for teaching women not to leave the house alone uncovered. Gang r.ape is punishment. In EU, women are told it’s racist to complain & infer there’s something inferior about a r.ape “culture” (Islm). Women are 1/2 worth of men. There’s no age limit for brides or sex slaves.

    Beheading is a favorite technique of islm. Search “Isl.am behead,” & be sure to click “images” at the top. Violnt gangs? Why do you think BLM gangs learned to punish apostasy with death? Search “Germany gang machete” to see how Islm does it in countries that have taken in “refugees.”

    What about sex slave trafficking? Search “UK sex grooming ring” for Islm’s version, & the following link for MS 13’s: http://www.newnationalist.net/2017/03/04/mara-salvatrucha-ms-13-gang-major-players-in-sex-slave-trafficking-and-more/

    MS 13 smuggles Islmic terorists into USA. Drugs, too.

    Quran (5:33) – “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His messenger and strive to make mischief in the land is only this, that they should be murdered or crucified or their hands and their feet should be cut off on opposite sides or they should be imprisoned; this shall be as a disgrace for them in this world, and in the hereafter they shall have a grievous chastisement”

  20. sue

    May 18, 2018 at 4:52 am

    I realize so many of the MSM “reporters/journalists” are kind of dim, but I don’t know how they all misunderstood who he was referring to as animals. Pres. Trump and the panel were specifically talking about MS 13. But, like I said, those reporters are dim…so.

  21. Charlene

    May 18, 2018 at 7:33 am

    Well, for starters, it’s really nice to see Plato in the minority. I think it’s a good indication of how MOST of the country feels.
    Technically, human beings are animals. I would’ve used the word “monsters” myself.
    We can hope that the left runs on defending MS-13 in November, we need more Republicans!

  22. Louis Galmarini

    May 18, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    Typical mainstream media defending criminals. These fucking niggers ARE animals, nothing more. There’s only 2 things you can do w/ animals – cage ’em or kill ’em. DONE!

    • Plato

      May 19, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Same with them Italians! They’re all mafia!

  23. Kathleen Laughman

    May 18, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    They need to invite MS-13 gang members to homes that are having sleep-overs with their children and grandchildren. Then they might learn why the POTUS called them animals,

  24. Tim Rollins

    May 18, 2018 at 3:43 pm

    Run those Mo-fos through the tree chippers and make beg on all fours like the *itches they are!!!

  25. Nancy

    May 18, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    The MS13 gang are criminals…& yes, animals! They need to be destroyed & put down! Gangsters is all they are…have no conerns about humans!
    This term has been used, even before Trump was elected…heard this used in earlier years by many non-elected people! GOOD GRIEF, LIBERALS….GET OVER IT!

  26. alex jacques

    May 18, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    I don’t know much about the MS13 gang but from your comments they sure are a bad bunch although some do not give very convincing statements, How ever The police system should arrest these people if they are doing criminal activities.

  27. JANE

    May 19, 2018 at 7:24 am

    BEFORE ANYONE THINKS I’M MAD, I HAVE A VISION PROBLEM AND THIS HELPS ME READ WHAT I’VE WRITTEN. I WATCHED THE ROUND-TABLE DISCUSSION AND HEARD PRESIDENT TRUMP CALL MS-13 “ANIMALS”. HOWEVER, IT DIDN’T SHOCK ME. HE CALLED THEM ANIMALS QUITE OFTEN DURING HIS CAMPAIGN. DOWN HERE IN THE SOUTH WE’D CALL THEM “EGG SUCKIN’ DOGS”. IN CASE YOU DON’T KNOW, IF A DOG STEAL EGGS OUT OF THE NEST AND EATS THEM, YOU HAVE TO SHOOT THE DOG. NO ONE WILL EVER WANT IT. I THINK THAT’S A GOOD WAY TO HANDLE MS-13. THEY’RE SUCKING THE BLOOD AND LIFE OUT OF EVERYWHERE THEY GO. THE COURTS AND CONGRESS HAVE TIED THE HANDS OF LAWMEN AND THEY CAN’T DO WHAT THEY SHOULD. SHAME, SHAME

  28. Steven Stevens

    May 20, 2018 at 11:54 am

    You better get used to Demoncrat stupidity and evil, because the idiot American electorate is going to hand the Congress to them in November. Never in the history of Mankind has a nation and people more richly deserved their fate.

  29. Sam paris

    May 20, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    SAMSAYS:
    So I guess that was Portnoy’s complaint?

  30. Larry S. Buchanan Jr.

    May 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

    I would hope that sensible people would realize that MS-13 is a revenge fueled, bigoted and hateful organization. Anyone who thinks they are innocent doves should do a little research. They have devastated huge portions of Central and South American. They abide by a code of pain, murder and humiliation. They have no conception of the value of human life unless it is by their monsterous scale.

    The President was dead on in calling them animals. They prey on our society because we are weak in their eyes. Gangs are a detrimental part of our society, and MS-13, and it’s associates are merely the worst of a very nasty barrel.

  31. Joyce Garvin

    May 23, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    She handled that reporter in quick measure. Go Sarah, we love you, respect and admire you.

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