Trump calls some illegal immigrants as 'animals'

U.S President Donald Trump described as 'animals' some illegal immigrants as he slammed the US' "dumbest" immigration laws and asserted that people based on merit should only enter America.

Venting out his frustration at officials in both Mexico and California, Trump vowed to strengthen the U.S' "weak" immigration laws.

"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 said.

"We are taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before. And because of the weak laws, they come in fast, we get them, we release them, we get them again, we bring them out. It's crazy," he said.

Trump blamed the influx of illegal immigrants in the U.S on the country's "dumbest laws".

He has called on Congress repeatedly in recent months to enact stricter laws to limit the number of immigrants who come across the U.S-Mexico border.

(Agencies)