Hey Pelosi — was your little attempt to call Trump’s ‘animals’ statement ‘racist’ really worth it?
No honest person really believes Trump was calling all immigrants ‘animals’. But then again… Pelosi is seldom accused of being ‘an honest person’.
Here’s a little background before we show the campaign ad…
The AP had jumped on that animals = racism bandwagon briefly… but even they had the good sense (and integrity) to admit it was untrue and delete it.
Well… they sort of fudged it. Judge for yourself:
AP has deleted a tweet from late Wednesday on Trump’s “animals” comment about immigrants because it wasn’t made clear that he was speaking after a comment about gang members.
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 17, 2018
‘Because it wasn’t clear…’ they said. Riiiight.
Here was the original quote:
Sheriff Mims: “There could be an MS-13 member I know about — if they don’t reach a certain threshold, I cannot tell ICE about it.”
Mr. Trump: “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals. And we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.”
Source: Imedia Ethics
How much more clear did you need him to be?
Pelosi didn’t care about the context… just the damning soundbite. She figured she had Trump in her sights… and went for the political ‘kill’.
Pretty clear, right?
Her obscure appeal to a generic ‘spark of divinity’ is supposed to be setting policy, according to her. (That’s gotta put a thrill up the leg of the militant atheists in her camp, don’t you think?)
That spark of divinity is EXPLICITLY offered in response to President Trump’s supposedly outlandish statement that MS-13 (not all immigrants, as she would go on to dishonestly claim) are ‘animals’.
In politics, that’s called an ‘unforced error’. She really stepped on a rake with this one.
Here is the campaign ad that came out of it:
Democrats' Midterm Message? MS-13 killers aren’t so bad…
Posted by GOP on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
The ad opens with the ‘spark of divinity’ phrase and cuts to a series of news reports explaining just what MS-13 members have been convicted of doing to victims right here in America.
The news anchors remind us of the gang’s motto, “rape, torture, kill”.
After detailing some vicious crimes that would land these killers in the same category as ISIS, rather than your typical neighborhood ‘gang-bangers’ … the news report says this harrowing phrase:
“They said that’s typical of the MS-13 gang”
So, what do you think best describes them? Spark of divinity? Or animals?
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