Mexico is Angry after Trump Calls Mexican Immigrants Animals. During a speech in the US state of California, President Donald Trump spoke in a denigrating way about immigrants crossing the border with the US from Mexico. Trump called them ‘animals’, and that was wrong with the Mexican government.
The American president made the statement during a meeting with local governors in California, who support his plans for building a boundary wall, reports Town News.
“People come into the country, or they try to get in, and we stop many of them, but we get people out of our country. You had to know how bad these people are. These are not people. These are animals, “Trump said.
The Mexican government got this description and is going to file a complaint with the US Department of State. “President Trump was referring to some immigrants as animals, not as people. Maybe he had criminal gangs in mind, and I do not know, “Minister of Foreign Affairs Luis Videgaray said Thursday to the local channel Televisa,” In the eyes of the Mexican government this is unacceptable, and we are going to communicate today with the American Ministry of Foreign Affairs formally.”
According to Trump, however, his words were taken out of context. He was only talking about criminal gangs, he says. “I was referring to the MS-13 gangs coming in”, he told journalists on Thursday, “If you look a bit further on the tape, you will see that.”
The Mexican government, however, is not satisfied with this reaction and agrees with the statements of Minister Videgaray.
MS-13, also known as Mara Salvatrucha, was established in Los Angeles in the 1980s and has grown into an international criminal organisation, which is run from El Salvador and has 30,000 members worldwide. 10,000 of these members live in the US, according to the US Department of Justice.