Trump compared the Democratic Party to the MS-13 gang at a Georgia rally

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President Donald Trump.

  • President Donald Trump on Saturday compared the Democratic Party to the street gang MS-13 at a rally in Valdosta, Georgia, part of his latest barrage of insults lobbed at the the party that denied him a second term in the White House.
  • “We moved thousands and thousands of MS-13 the hell out of our country,” Trump said. “They’re vicious, but they’re not stupid. Sort of like the Democrats if you think about it.”
  • Trump was headlining a rally for GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who face stiff challenges from Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the January 2021 Senate runoff elections.
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President Donald Trump on Saturday compared the Democratic Party to the street gang MS-13 at a rally in Valdosta, Georgia, part of his latest barrage of insults lobbed at the the party that denied him a second term in the White House.

Trump, headlining a rally for GOP Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue, who face stiff challenges from Democrats Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in the January 2021 Senate runoff elections, compared the party that he has battled over his nearly four years in office to a notorious gang that has infiltrated many American cities and suburbs.

The president accused Democrats of wanting to implement so-called sanctuary cities, localities where officials have declined to cooperate with federal authorities in turning over immigrants who have been identified or targeted for deportation, which he said would attract criminals. 

“That’s what they [Democrats] want,” Trump said. “Freeing criminal aliens and MS-13 gang members – the most vicious people … They like using knives … To wreak havoc and terror upon innocent families. We moved thousands and thousands of MS-13 the hell out of our country. Some we put in prison because they’re too dangerous. They’re not stupid. They’re vicious, but they’re not stupid. Sort of like the Democrats if you think about it.”

While Trump has consistently used law and order messaging to assail Democrats on policing and border security, his dark tone carried over to ominous warnings about gun rights.

President-elect Joe Biden has backed an array of gun safety measures over the course of his career, but he has never supported a repeal of the Second Amendment.

Nonetheless, Trump warned that if Democrat were to control the Senate, they would “confiscate privately owned firearms” and “totally cut up your Second Amendment rights.”

With control of the Senate on the line with the two Georgia races, Trump is attempting to influence one last part of his legacy before he leaves office in January.

If Democrats can pick up both Senate seats, they’ll split the chamber 50-50, but Vice President-elect Kamala Harris’s tie-breaking vote would give the party majority control, allowing them to control the Senate legislative agenda for the first time since 2015. They would then have the ability to confirm Biden’s Cabinet and judicial nominees.

With Republicans in control of the chamber, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would be a check on the Biden administration, holding up Cabinet nominees that the party finds objectionable and more than likely tabling the president-elect’s most ambitious legislative items.

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