Mexico has blasted US President Donald Trump for calling some illegal immigrants “animals,” pledging to file a complaint against the “unacceptable” choice of language.
Trump triggered a wave of criticism on Wednesday when he made the remark during a round-table discussion about California’s immigration laws on Wednesday.
“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, and we’re stopping a lot of them, but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people. These are animals,” Trump told local and state officials who supported his crackdown on immigration.
Mexico’s government took issue with the remark, with Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray announcing that he would be filing a formal complaint with the US State Department over the remarks.
“President Trump referred to some immigrants — perhaps he had criminal gangs in mind, I don’t know — as…