President Trump vowed to throw "the savages of MS-13" the "hell out of the country" in a speech at the FBI Academy Friday.
"To any member of MS-13 listening," Trump said, "I have a message for you: We will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you, we will throw you the hell out of the country."
"And somehow I like it better than jail," he continued. "Jail we have to take care of them. Who the hell wants to take care of them?"
In the same address, Trump said he would continue efforts at cracking down on sanctuary cities.
"These are people that are sadists in many cases," Trump said of criminal illegal alien gangs. "We don’t want them. We don’t want them. They are getting out of here. Our cities should not be sanctuaries for criminals. They should be sanctuaries for Americans. It is our duty to serve the hardworking citizens of our country who raise our families, cherish our values, salute our flag, and make this land our home."
Here's a transcript:
We want a system that puts the needs of American families, taxpayers, and security first. That is why I have also directed the federal government, law enforcement, to work closely with our state and local police to destroy criminal cartels like the savages of MS-13 (Applause)
Already this year, the Department of Justice has worked with partners in central America to arrest and charge roughly 4,000 MS-13 members. And the Department of Homeland Security has arrested nearly 800 MS-13 gang members & associates, an 83% percent increase from the previous year and we are much higher this year than we were last year and we’ll get rid of them completely very soon, right? Right? (Applause)
They are working hard. Earlier this year, ICE officers conducted the largest crackdown on criminal gangs in the history of our country. In just six weeks ICE— these are great people, too, great people, and the border patrol agents, great people — and our law enforcement partners arrested nearly 1,400 suspects and seized more than 200 illegal firearms and nearly 600 rounds of narcotics. And over 600 pounds. That’s a lot of stuff. Recently prosecutions of criminal firearm possessions were up 23 percent. To any member of MS-13 listening, I have a message for you. We will find you, we will arrest you, we will jail you, we will throw you the hell out of the country. (Laughter)
And somehow I like it better than jail. Jail we have to take care of them. Who the hell wants to take care of them? (Applause)
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