California Lieutenant Governor and gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday that President Donald Trump is like a slave owner and Nazi for referring to MS-13 illegal immigrant gangsters as “animals.” He also added that Trump’s “hateful rhetoric” can lead to “hate crimes” and “genocides”
“Intentionally dehumanizing an entire group of people is something that slave owners and nazis did.
At a White House roundtable discussion with California elected officials and law enforcement officials opposed to the state’s sanctuary laws, Trump was referring to illegal immigrants, specifically MS-13 gang members that his administration has been deporting, when he was responding to Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims’ frustrations over not being able to report certain MS-13 gang members to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if they did not meet certain thresholds.
You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” Trump responded.
Trump made similar remarks about MS-13 gang members last year on Long Island.
Today the President of the United States referred to immigrants as "animals." Intentionally dehumanizing an entire group of people is something that slave owners and nazis did. It's the kind of hateful rhetoric that leads to hate crimes and genocides. pic.twitter.com/G2SnyN9CST
— Gavin Newsom (@GavinNewsom) May 16, 2018