After Assad, Trump uses “animals” to define migrants
US President Donald Trump came up the "animal" adjective once again on Wednesday, May 16, to describe people he hates - the migrants.
Speaking to Republicans from California who visited him to discuss the state's sanctuary law, Trump said the US was taking people out of its border and called some of them as "animals" who were "bad".
Strong border is a topic that is close to the heart of the US president who wants to isolate the US from the outer world to make it pure and great,
Trump said people were entering the US or trying to enter but the administration was pushing them out because they were as bad as animals.
Trump's words came after he spoke on migration and law enforcement, the "sanctuary cities" for immigrants and the MS-13 gang which had its origin in the US but with roots in Central American country of El Salvador. Trump called them "vicious" and "killers".
The Democrats lashed out at Trump for uttering the word "animals" to define migrants. Colorado Congressman Jared Polis said immigrants are human beings and not animals, criminals, drug dealers or rapists, AFP reported.
California's Democratic Governor Jerry Brown also took on Trump saying he was lying on immigration, crime and laws of the state, AFP added.
Second time Trump uses "animal"
Trump had used the term "animal" in a tweet in early April against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad after the latter allegedly used chemical weapons against his own people in a bid to demolish the last remaining bastions of the rebels in Douma.
The US, along with France and the UK, launched missile strikes on Syria's chemical facilities a week after the alleged gas attack that killed many.