No, I know you haven't defended him, and when you take a step back from it you've made distinctions between policies and personal behavior. But when in the moment he gets criticized and you deflect instead of conceding that the criticism is valid, it amounts to about the same thing. Your hypothetical about President Obama is based on his being a completely different person. You can't change him but insist liberals support him anyway. You'd be closer to the mark if you used Hillary's "deplorable" comment, though I'd still point out numerous differences. Nobody is defending MS-13. You have a tweet from some random, outlandish dude who says he'd rather his daughter marry one of them than a Republican, and you have the House Minority Leader and me objecting to the term "animals" applied to any person. It's not at all the same thing as defending MS-13.