Trump Calls Undocumented Immigrants "Animals"

[Content Note: Dehumanization; eliminationism.]

During a roundtable on Sanctuary Cities today, Donald Trump said, referring to undocumented immigrants who have been deported, which includes children and refugees seeking asylum from violence: "These aren't people. These are animals."

We have people coming into the country — or trying to come in; we're stopping a lot of 'em. But we're taking people out of the country — you wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals. And we're taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before.

And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get 'em, we release 'em, we get 'em again, we bring 'em out — it's crazy.

The dumbest laws, as I said before, the dumbest laws on immigration in the world. So we're gonna take care of it, Margaret. We'll get it done.
He speaks about undocumented immigrants as though they are vermin he's trying to keep from entering his house.

Note: This, too, is something on which Mike Pence is willing to abet in his quest for power.

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