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NBC “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd on Friday sided with President Trump’s description of MS-13 gang members as “animals” earlier this week.
“A lot of people have called violent anybody’s animals,” Todd said during an appearance on “Bernie & Sid in the Morning” on WABC Radio.
“Anybody who is a violent criminal in my book can get called an animal if they’re sitting there mauling, killing and raping people. I don’t care where they’re from,” he added.
The article goes on to state the following:
Todd weighed in on media coverage of Trump’s remark from a roundtable discussion earlier this week, where the president was responding to a California official asking about MS-13 gang members.
“These aren’t people. These are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a rate that’s never happened before,” Trump replied, referring to gang members in the U.S. illegally.
Todd noted that some initial coverage of Trump’s remarks inaccurately portrayed his “animals” comment as a reference to undocumented immigrants more broadly, instead of MS-13 gang members.
“This is where I think that my colleagues do us all harm,” Todd said. “You know, cover this legitimately. There is plenty of legitimate stuff to ding him on, if you think he deserves to be dinged on. Just be careful, don’t be sloppy about it.”
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