During a roundtable discussion of California’s sanctuary state laws, Trump described members of MS-13 as “animals,” adding that immigration authorities were now “taking them out of the country at a level and rate that’s never happened before.”
However, a horde of famous figures on the left immediately took to social media to express their outrage, while falsely claiming that President Trump was referring to all illegal immigrants and not the notorious gang members.
Anchorman director Adam McKay labeled the “despicable” comments as “chilling full on Nazi talk”:
Actress and political activist Sophia Bush claimed that the Immigration Enforcement Agency (ICE) were now “deporting people who love America more than Trump will ever pretend to.”
Actor George Takei added that Trump’s “horrific agenda is the same dehumanizing mentality that has enabled war and genocide.”
How the fuck isn't this a breaking news story. The President of the United States calling immigrants animals. He's acting like it's just the criminals but he really means all immigrants.
I am fucking disgusted. https://t.co/NCDoijsi0n
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) May 16, 2018
This is scary, despicable and forboding. The worst among us are in charge and it’s getting worse every day. Seriously, this is chilling full on Nazi talk. https://t.co/hCEpTb7xIl
— Adam McKay (@GhostPanther) May 16, 2018
YES, HE IS A DEHUMANIZING BIGOT-MONSTER; BUT ALSO, HE HAS NO IDEA WHAT HE’S TALKING ABOUT. HIM TALKING ABOUT LAWS IS LIKE A CHIMP TALKING ABOUT BRAIN SURGERY. PLEASE SOMEONE STOP THIS. https://t.co/ajvc6zIBhs
— Andy Richter (@AndyRichter) May 17, 2018
ICE is deporting people who’ve served multiple tours in the US Military. Something Officer Bone Spurs never did. They’re deporting people who love America more than Trump will ever pretend to. Are they the “animals,” Donny boy?? Shame on him. https://t.co/QPGQFDdZNq
— Sophia Bush (@SophiaBush) May 17, 2018
Today Trump called illegal immigrants “animals”.
And like every loathsome thing this man does, it’s not only vile, it’s projection.
Cornered and terrified he’s viciously lashing out like a feral beast to try and save himself. What an ugly human being he is. And he’s going down.
— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) May 17, 2018
“These aren't people. These are animals." – Trump, speaking in CA about undocumented immigrants.
And there you have it. What lies beneath Trump’s horrific agenda is the same dehumanizing mentality that has enabled war and genocide. Vote this Nov to say, “No. This cannot stand.”
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) May 17, 2018