Judge Jeanine on Coverage of Trump's MS-13 Comment: 'Media Wants So Much to Destroy Him'
Judge Jeanine Pirro slammed the mainstream media for taking President Donald Trump's remark about dangerous MS-13 gang members out of context.
Trump on Wednesday was asked about the brutal gang and he described them 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.
Media outlets including C-SPAN, the New York Times, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News and CNN did not put Trump's words in context or ran with stories claiming he used the term "animals" to describe illegal immigrants more broadly. Some outlets later corrected or clarified their reporting, but others - including The Washington Post - did not.
On CNN's "New Day" on Thursday, commentator Ana Navarro said Trump's comment was "dehumanizing" and likened his rhetoric to that of Nazis and slave owners.
On "Fox & Friends" on Friday, Judge Jeanine Pirro said this is just another example of how the media will do everything possible to make their coverage of Trump negative.
She pointed out that MS-13 is the most violent gang in the world, responsible for horrific rapes and murders beyond count. She said that as a former district attorney and judge she also called people who committed such acts of brutality "animals."
"That's what they are. But the media wants so much to destroy Donald Trump. What they're missing, of course, is the fact that America sees the good things that he's doing," Pirro said. "They can focus on the negative while Donald Trump ... just keeps coming in and doing what's right for America."