Trump: ‘The Fake News Media’ Is Helping Human ‘Smugglers And Traffickers Like Nobody Would Believe’

In an afternoon speech to business leaders, the president defended his "zero tolerance" policy while taking shots at the media.

Recently, President Donald Trump called media outlets like CNN and NBC the “biggest enemy” of the American people. In yet another attack on the mainstream media on Tuesday, the president used the current humanitarian crisis at the southern border to claim that the free press is aiding human traffickers and smugglers.

After defending his administration’s “zero tolerance” policy that has resulted in the separation of migrant children from their families while saying we ultimately want a merit-based system of immigration, the president said that “those who apply for asylum legally at ports of entry are not prosecuted.”

This led him to call out the media for supposedly not covering that, pointing to reporters in the crowd and calling them “fake.” Then the insults and over-the-top accusations came.

“They are helping these smugglers and these traffickers like nobody would believe,” the commander in chief exclaimed. “They know it, they know exactly what they’re doing, And it should be stopped.”

Yep, a real thing said by the leader of the free world.

After saying that parents looking for asylum were both violating the law and endangering their children, he went on to conflate those asylum-seeking migrants from Central America with vicious MS-13 gang members.

“Inconceivable that we even have to talk about MS-13 and other gangs,” Trump shouted. “They attack violently the most painful way possible. And a bullet is too quick. And we’re allowing these people into our country?! Not with me! We’re taking them out by the thousands. We’re taking them out by the thousands!”

Watch the clip above, via CNN.

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Justin Baragona is the founder and publisher of Contemptor. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.
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