TRUMP: "They're not even people. They're animals."
TRUMP SUPPORTERS: "Calm down, he was only talking about criminals."
TRUMP'S SON, ERIC: "Actually DEMOCRATS aren't even people." https://t.co/y8OwhHnpk2
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) May 18, 2018
When I first posted about Trump’s latest hate-rally, I assumed “They’re not even people, they’re animals” would get lost in the non-stop blizzard of Trumpian malfeasance. Kinda pleased (as far as I can be as a devout Cynic) to have been wrong about that…
"Don't normalize" turned into something of a sneering punchline for media cool kids.
Normalization is when the President of the United States calls Hispanic immigrants "animals" and media cool kids make it a half-day story at most.
— Oliver Griswold (@originalgriz) May 17, 2018
While continuing to excoriate liberals for being mean to the people who voted for the guy who campaigned explicitly on that idea. https://t.co/wpvCbHdJdn
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) May 17, 2018
It's reasonable to want Trump's "animals" comment to be presented in context. It's unreasonable — in fact, dishonest — to suggest that context is limited to the thirty seconds before he made it. The full context is Trump.
— Popehat (@Popehat) May 17, 2018
Thank you @Lawrence for recognizing that regarding Black men as less than human made lynching possible. When we decide that other human beings are “animals”, “savages,” – you can do anything to them.
— Sherrilyn Ifill (@Sifill_LDF) May 18, 2018
Obama: "These people cling to guns and religion."
GOP: OBAMA HATES WHITE PEOPLE
Hillary: "Nazis and racists are deplorable."
GOP: HILLARY HATES WHITE PEOPLE
Trump: "Immigrants coming into our country are animals."
GOP: Well, you have to look at the proper context
— Denizcan James (@MrFilmkritik) May 17, 2018