On Thursday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders slammed the media and the Democrats for spreading a malicious lie about President Donald Trump's comment on Wednesday where he referred to MS-13 gang members as "animals."
Many media organizations and members of the Democratic Party intentionally took Trump's comments out of context, claiming that he was referring to immigrants when transcripts and video clearly show that he was responding to a comment about MS-13.
CBS' Steven Portnoy asked Sanders during the press briefing if the president believed that immigrants are animals, saying, "I want to ask you because so many people around the country are talking about it over the past 24 hours, what did the president mean when he said some immigrants aren’t people, they’re animals?"
Sanders responded bluntly, "If the media and liberals want to defend MS-13, they're more than welcome to. Frankly, I don't think the term that the president used was strong enough."
"It took an animal to stab a man 100 times and decapitate him and rip his heart out," Sanders continued. "It took an animal to beat a woman they were sex trafficking with a bat, 28 times, indenting part of her body. And it took an animal to kidnap and rape a 13-year-old Houston girl."