Trump Falsely Claims That Pelosi Backed MS-13

on January 25, 2018 in Boca Raton, Florida.
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is attacking House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi over her criticism of his decision to publicly brand MS-13 gang members “animals” during a White House meeting on immigration last week.

Trump says: “Just the other day, Nancy Pelosi came out in favor of MS-13. … She wants them to be treated with respect.” He is speaking at the Susan B. Anthony List’s annual Campaign for Life Gala.

Pelosi did not endorse the gang, but took aim at Trump’s rhetoric, saying, “Calling people animals is not a good thing.”

She added that “we all have to recognize that as we respect the dignity and worth of every person.”

Tuesday night, Pelosi responded on Twitter: “Tough talk from a man separating innocent children from their parents.”

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