US President Donald Trump has once again slammed the Democratic Party and its officials, this time accusing them of “sticking up for MS-13.” In a recent interview with Brian Kilmeade on the Fox News network on their show “Fox and Friends” on Thursday, he specifically called out the Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi as being the one who voiced the party’s defence of this gang.

The President referred to the members of MS-13 as both “stone cold killers” and “vicious killers” during the interview. Trump said that the members of this gang were “animals,” and Pelosi objected to his use of that word to describe them.

The President has seen this as the entire Democratic Party defending the actions of violent gangsters. In the right context, it’s more of a semantics thing or a labels thing.

What is MS-13?

MS-13 is an international gang of criminals that originated in Los Angeles. It was founded by Ernesto Miranda in 1980. The gang is believed to have between 8,000 and 10,000 members in the United States and between 30,000 and 50,000 across the world. The gang has an international presence in Canada and mainly in the Northern Triangle of Central America in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala.