The Associated Press (AP) deleted its tweet that falsely claimed Trump’s “animal” comment was directed at all illegals crossing the border.

AP’s Thursday correction admits it was not clear that the president was specifically referencing the violent MS-13 gang.

The now-deleted tweet that 12.8 million followers originally saw said Trump described all illegals crossing the border as “animals,” a statement the AP is now backing away from.

“Trump referred to those crossing US border illegally as ‘animals’ and slammed California sanctuary state laws as ‘deadly,'” read Wednesday’s deleted tweet.

Kellyanne Conway scolded the media who took the president’s words out of context and said they owed him an apology.

Even CNN had to clarify its original report by saying Trump was responding to a question about the MS-13 gang.

MS-13 is the very gang President Trump declared war on earlier this year.

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