The reporting on this has been atrocious. Just look at the headline on the video below, “Trump calls some illegal immigrants ‘animals.'” That is completely misleading. Other news outlets reported it the same way.
He was obviously referring, during a meeting Wednesday, to MS-13 gang members, not “some illegal immigrants.”
He was asked about it Thursday and went to the trouble to explain what was obvious but ignored by most of the MSM.
Sarah Sanders was asked too, and had a field day with it.