Pavlich: The left’s defense of evil

Pavlich: The left’s defense of evil
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Over the past few weeks, Trump derangement syndrome reached new levels after the left openly defended some of the most vicious, evil human elements around the globe in fruitless opposition to the president’s administration.

During a recent White House roundtable about illegal immigration, President TrumpDonald John TrumpHannity urges Trump not to fire 'anybody' after Rosenstein report Ben Carson appears to tie allegation against Kavanaugh to socialist plot Five takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate MORE referred to MS-13 gang members as “animals.” In a perfect example of confirmation bias, his words were immediately taken out of context by a number of major media outlets which reported it as his description of all immigrants coming to America — legally or illegally.

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“AP has deleted a tweet from late Wednesday on Trump’s ‘animals’ comment about immigrants because it wasn’t made clear that he was speaking after a comment about gang members,” The Associated Press said.

When the full context of the remarks were offered, leftists doubled down on their criticism.

“Does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?” Minority Leader Nancy PelosiNancy Patricia D'Alesandro PelosiSinema, Fitzpatrick call for long-term extension of Violence Against Women Act Internal RNC poll shows Pelosi is more popular than Trump: report Indicted lawmaker angers GOP with decision to run for reelection MORE (D-Calif.) asked during her weekly press briefing. “Calling people animals is not a good thing.”

“When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t ‘animals,’ and these people aren’t either,” Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerTrump, GOP regain edge in Kavanaugh battle READ: President Trump’s exclusive interview with Hill.TV The Hill's 12:30 Report — Trump slams Sessions in exclusive Hill.TV interview | Kavanaugh accuser wants FBI investigation MORE (D-N.Y.) tweeted.

During an administration event in Long Island last week, Evelyn Rodriguez, the mother of 16-year-old Kayla Cuevas, who was viciously murdered by the gang, agreed “animals” is a proper description for MS-13 members.

“They are animals in how they kill, how they get these kids, and they torture them,” Rodriguez said.

According to a new Harvard CAPS/Harris poll, 56 percent of American adults believe referring to MS-13 members as “animals” is a fair characterization.

“MS-13, these are animals. They’re coming into our country and we’re getting them out. They come in again, we’re getting them out,” President Trump said in the Oval Office during a meeting with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg. “When the MS-13 comes in, when the other gang members come into our country, I refer to them as ‘animals.’ And guess what?  I always will.”

According to the FBI, MS-13 members “engage in a wide range of criminal activity, including drug distribution, murder, rape, prostitution, robbery, home invasions, immigration offenses, kidnapping, carjackings/auto thefts, and vandalism.” The Bureau notes “most of these crimes, you’ll notice, have one thing in common—they are exceedingly violent.”

The administration is working with local communities and victims to prevent MS-13 from continuing their destruction of young lives and families. Yet this action is being opposed and criticized.

Moving overseas, when Hamas ordered thousands of Gazans to riot on the border with Israel this month, with a goal of breaking down the barrier fence to murder Jews living on the other side, the left defended them as “peaceful and unarmed protestors.” They blamed the riots on President Trump’s move of the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem, despite Hamas repeatedly provoking the same behavior long before that decision was made.

“Israel needs to stop using live ammunition in its response to unarmed protesters in Gaza. It has resulted in over 50 dead and thousands seriously wounded,” Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardCongress just failed our nation’s veterans when it comes to medical marijuana Govs. Brown and Cuomo are false climate prophets Overnight Defense: Officials rush to deny writing anonymous op-ed | Lawmakers offer measure on naming NATO headquarters after McCain | US, India sign deal on sharing intel MORE (D-Hawaii) tweeted.

“Over 50 killed in Gaza today and 2,000 today wounded, on top of the 41 killed and more than 9,000 wounded over the past weeks. This is a staggering toll. Hamas violence does not justify Israel firing on unarmed protesters,” Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersFive takeaways from Cruz, O'Rourke's fiery first debate Ben & Jerry’s co-founders announce effort to help 7 Dem House challengers Dems look to Gillum, Abrams for pathway to victory in tough states MORE (I-Vt.) said.

After days of media reports and leftist politicians falsely claiming Israel was murdering innocent civilians, Hamas confirmed 50 out of 62 killed were their terrorists. They also clearly stated they had violent intentions going into the “protests.”

“In the last round of confrontations, out of 62 people 50 of them [killed] were Hamas,” senior Hamas official Dr. Salah Al-Bardawil said during an interview with Baladna TV, a Palestinian news outlet.

‘This is not peaceful resistance, it is supported by our weapons,” senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahhar added during an interview with the Middle East Media Research Institute.

Today, those same Hamas “protestors” are firing dozens of rockets into Israel, with one landing in a kindergarten. Civilians and IDF soldiers have been hurt.

In the worst form of partisanship, the left has been defending evil for the sake of opposing President Trump. This strategy emboldens the wicked, including MS-13 and Hamas, while resulting in choosing wrong over right.

Pavlich is the editor for Townhall.com and a Fox News contributor.