Donald Trump made more racist remarks about immigrants on Wednesday during a meeting about immigration.
POTUS went after Oakland’s Mayor, Libby Schaaf, and essentially threatened her with obstruction of justice charges after she tipped off immigrant communities in her city about an impending ICE raid.
“To me, that’s obstruction of justice,” Mr. Trump said. “And perhaps the Department of Justice can look into that…”
He proceeded to call immigrants “animals” in response to the Mayor of Fresno discussing his issues with gang members.
“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — and we’re stopping a lot of them — but we’re taking people out of the country,” Trump reportedly said. “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 them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It’s crazy.”
According to the White House pool reporter who was present for the meeting between Trump and a group of California mayors, Jeff Sessions was sitting at the table, unaffected when Trump made the comments. He continued to insist that immigrants are dangerous criminals and attacked states like California for protecting sanctuary cities despite a lawsuit from the Department of Justice.
California Governor, Jerry Brown, responded to Trump’s latest comment on social media on Wednesday. “@therealDonaldTrump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA. Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies change nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed.”
? @realDonaldTrump is lying on immigration, lying about crime and lying about the laws of CA. Flying in a dozen Republican politicians to flatter him and praise his reckless policies changes nothing. We, the citizens of the fifth largest economy in the world, are not impressed.
— Jerry Brown (@JerryBrownGov) May 16, 2018