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‘Fox & Friends’ Host Defends Trump On Detained Children: ‘These Aren’t Our Kids’

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‘Fox & Friends’ Host Defends Trump On Detained Children: ‘These Aren’t Our Kids’




“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade on Friday defended President Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating migrant children from their parents at the southern border, saying they are not “our kids” being detained separately while their parents face legal prosecution.

“Like it or not, these are not our kids,” he said. “Show them compassion, but it’s not like he’s doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country.”

Kilmeade argued that some Americans are treating migrant children as if they are more important than “people in our country who pay taxes and have needs as well.”

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt added that Trump “just wants to make sure we vet who’s coming across the border, in case it’s MS-13 or drugs.”




“It wasn’t President Trump’s idea to have everyone leave from Central and South America in June,” Kilmeade said. “Somebody has to deal with this issue. It doesn’t matter who the president is. If you don’t like his policy, he’s also open to your policy, rather than just criticizing his. He’s trying to send a message to the other countries this is not the way you do it, because this is a country that has rules and laws. We just can’t let everybody in that wants to be here.”

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) warned on Thursday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen privately told lawmakers that the Trump administration’s family separation practice could resume despite the president signing an executive order this week to end the policy that has resulted in thousands of children being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border.




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