“Fox & Friends” tried to demonize the young children who are held in detention camps after being separated from their parents by the Trump administration.
The segment began with co-host Ainsley Earhardt parroting Attorney General Jeff Sessions:
Jeff Sessions says they are not being abused. He says the conditions are good. He says we spent $1 billion last year, your taxpayer dollars to make sure these kids are safe.
Co-host Brian Kilmeade went on to warn mostly-white Fox News viewers how the kids joined the gang MS-13 in his neighborhood:
As Nancy Pelosi steps over the homeless in San Francisco to hop on the plane to go to the border to have her heart bleed for people from other countries that are coming here, understand we are $20 trillion in debt. We have classrooms that are overrun, we have teachers buying their own supplies. These kids come in — fantastic, Oprah Winfrey, I’m glad you are upset about it.
These kids get fanned out to working class neighborhoods, into our society, and then they have to be paid for by English is a second language and then they have got to be schooled and a lot of them — sadly, in my neighborhood — turn into MS-13.
Earhardt blamed the immigrant parents of the children, and created a straw man argument by falsely claiming people are blaming the Border Patrol agents when President Donald Trump has been blamed for the debacle:
You have to put the blame on the parents. Earhardt. They are choosing to enter between the ports of entry. They know they will be separated, but they want to blame the government when we are forced to do that. Let’s put the blame where it lies, not on the fine men and women of Border Patrol,
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