A new poll conducted after the President’s fiery rhetoric towards violent gang members show the majority of Americans side with Trump’s remarks; saying it’s “fair” to describe MS-13 members as “animals.”
According to the survey conducted by Harvard/Harris over 56% of those asked believe labeling the criminal cartel as “animals” was a “fair description,” compared to 44% who believed the term was an “unfair” characterization.
The poll comes days after President Trump made national headlines when he described illegal MS-13 members residing in US prisons as “animals,” sparking outrage from liberal politicians who claimed he was referring to all immigrants from Central America and Mexico.
“We are 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 rate that’s never happened before,” said the President during a round-table discussion at the White House.
Senator Chuck Schumer pounced on the President’s comments within hours, saying his “great-grand parents” weren’t “animals.”
When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t “animals,” and these people aren’t either.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 16, 2018
h/t The Hill