Syndicated radio host Dennis Prager defended President Trump's use of the word "animals" to describe MS-13 gang members.

During a roundtable at the White House last week, Trump described the brutal gang as "animals."

"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," Trump said.


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Many media outlets and Democratic lawmakers criticized Trump as if he had declared all undocumented immigrants are "animals," not just the members of the notoriously violent gang whose motto is "kill, rape, control."

"There's something wrong with us if we can't call such people animals," Prager said on "Fox & Friends."

He argued that leftists don't hate evil, but instead the people who fight evil.

"That is why when Ronald Reagan called the Soviet Union an 'evil empire,' they attacked Ronald Reagan. They didn't attack the Soviet Union," Prager said. "They have a big problem with calling evil, evil."

Prager added that there never would have been this kind of backlash if former President Obama made the "animals" remark instead of President Trump.

He said despite Trump's flaws, his moral compass is clear and he has the ability to declare, "This is what these people are."


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