President Donald Trump is accused of smearing House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., after he called her out at a rally in Tennessee for defending the “dignity” of members of the vicious gang MS-13.
Weeks ago, when Trump referred to MS-13 as “animals,” Pelosi publicly rebuked him, saying to the press, “Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person? Calling people animals is not a good thing.”
Trump fired back Tuesday night in Nashville, referring to Pelosi as an “MS-13 lover.”
He used Pelosi’s defense of MS-13 as ammunition to argue to voters that the Democrats are soft on crime and unworthy of governing Congress.
She loves MS-13. Can you imagine? Remember? I said they’re animals, and she said, ‘How dare you say that, how dare you say that?’ Have you seen what they’ve done? Have you seen what they’re doing to us? And we’re taking them out of our country by the thousands. Out. Out. By the thousands. … Chuck and Nancy. They don’t want the wall. They want open borders. They are more interested in taking care of criminals than they are in taking care of you.
The Republican National Committee has happily echoed this line of attack. “Democrats’ midterm message? MS-13 killers aren’t so bad,” they declare in a new, brutal ad juxtaposing Pelosi’s comments to MS-13’s violent, animalistic crimes.
Democrats' Midterm Message? MS-13 killers aren’t so bad…
Posted by GOP on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Trump, and by extension the Republicans, are now accused of elevating “anti-immigration rhetoric to new heights.”
Trump elevated his anti-immigration rhetoric to new heights tonight at his Tennessee rally, referring to “the MS-13 lover Nancy Pelosi” and saying Democrats are “more interested in taking care of criminals than they are in taking care of you.”
— Sahil Kapur (@sahilkapur) May 30, 2018
Is it really a “smear” of Pelosi to say she loves MS-13? She certainly loves policies that aid the evil gang’s crimes.
Pelosi’s record speaks for itself. She supports policies that permit MS-13 to commit violent crimes in the United States and opposes efforts by law enforcement that would combat illegal immigration and stop these crimes.
Chris Pandolfo is a staff writer and type-shouter for Conservative Review. He holds a B.A. in politics and economics from Hillsdale College. His interests are conservative political philosophy, the American founding, and progressive rock. Follow him on Twitter for doom-saying and great album recommendations @ChrisCPandolfo.
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