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Gillibrand, Booker, Buttigieg Defend MS-13

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stands in front of pictures of MS-13 gang tattoos during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, Thursday, July 27, 2017. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

There are plenty of valid criticisms of Donald Trump. There are plenty of honest, good-faith arguments against his policies. But that’s not good enough for our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters on the left. They hate him so much that they need to just make $#!+ up.

The following video from May 2018 is now making the rounds again:

Trump was talking about MS-13. The gang whose motto is “Kill, rape, control.” He was calling them animals. Having since educated myself on MS-13’s horrendous, repulsive crimes, I agree with him. If anything, the comparison is an insult to actual animals.

We went through this whole thing last year. The left thoroughly embarrassed themselves by claiming he was referring to all immigrants, not just the criminals who murder and rape.

But it’s been an entire 11 months, so why not tell the same lie all over again?

If we had a functioning press corps, these presidential candidates would be asked to explain why they’re defending MS-13. Or, if you want to give them the benefit of the doubt, why they’re unknowingly defending MS-13. I suppose it’s possible that they’ll be asked, but I’m not holding out hope.

It’s fine to disagree with Trump about our immigration problem. But if you side with a murderous criminal gang over the president of the United States, why should anybody vote for you?