The Democrats' embrace of MS-13 is a gift to GOP
How evil is MS-13? Last year, two gang members in Texas reportedly murdered a teenage girl as an offering to Satan. According to prosecutors, the gang leader (known as "Diabolico") told the young girl that "the Beast" wanted "a soul" before having his partner shoot her in the head and dump her body on a street corner.Hatred sometimes causes people to react irrationally and that appears to be what is happening to Democrats. Trump seems to understand this and has developed a knack for getting his adversaries to take ridiculous positions.
As charges were read against the two, the Houston Chronicle reported, they "laughed, smiled and waved for the media cameras." MS-13 gang members, police have said, also stabbed a Maryland man more than 100 times before decapitating him and cutting out his heart ... lured a 34-year-old man to his already dug grave ... and stoned an 18-year-old boy to death and dumped his body under a bridge.
MS-13 is a demonic death cult. And President Trump has Nancy Pelosi defending its members' humanity.
When Trump declared at a White House roundtable "You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals," he was clearly referring to MS-13. But the media and Democrats took the president's quote out of context and declared that he had referred to all illegal immigrants as animals.
By the next morning, news organizations were walking back their stories. The Associated Press announced it had "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."
But not Pelosi, the House minority leader. Even after it was clear that Trump was referring to gang members, the California Democrat still claimed the president had called "undocumented immigrants" animals, declaring at a news conference that his remarks were "inhumane" and that "we're all God's children ... Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?"
Of course, we are all created in the image and likeness of God. That is true of MS-13 members. It was also true of Usama bin Laden, Pol Pot and Adolf Hitler. But can you imagine Pelosi standing up in outrage to defend their humanity?
Through their dishonesty, Democrats such as Pelosi have handed the president a winning issue. A Harvard/Harris poll finds that 56 percent of Americans agree with Trump that it is fair to call MS-13 "animals" (including 47 percent of Hispanics, and 41 percent of Democrats). Millions of Americans can't understand why Democrats seem more hostile toward Trump than a vicious gang that carries out savage killings.