Bob Fredericks, New York Post, July 28, 2017
President Trump on Friday came to Long Island to rail about street gangs, singling out the ultra-violent MS-13 organization that has wreaked havoc in Nassau and Suffolk counties.
“We’re going to restore safety to our streets and peace to our communities, and we’re going to destroy the vile criminal cartel MS-13 and many other gangs,” Trump told an audience of law enforcement officers.
“MS-13 is particularly violent. They don’t like shooting people because it’s too quick. It’s too fast,” Trump said.
“I was reading one of these animals was caught and [was] explaining they like to knife them and cut them and let them die slowly because that way it’s more painful. And they enjoy watching that much more. These are animals.”
Trump spoke at Suffolk County Community College in Brentwood, avenue close to where MS-13 has committed a string of gruesome murders, including April’s massacre of four young men.
The president also vowed to build a border wall with Mexico, crack down on illegal immigration and deport criminals who are not US citizens, and add 10,000 ICE officers.