“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade on Monday warned millions of viewers that a caravan of Central American refugees traveling to the U.S.-Mexico border poses a threat to the U.S. because its members may be carrying “diseases.”
“What about diseases? I mean, there’s a reason you can’t bring a kid to school unless he’s inoculated,” Kilmeade said without providing evidence to back up his assertion.
“Is it too much to say that we just can’t have countries, entire populations come in here without being looked at as hard-hearted?” he continued. “To me it’s a practical way of having a nation that everyone looks up to and wants to be a part of. That’s part of the reason America is America. There’s a process.”
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 29, 2018
Kilmeade’s comments came as President Trump declared the caravan a “national emergency” last week and pledged on Monday to use the military to stop people from invading the country.
Many Gang Members and some very bad people are mixed into the Caravan heading to our Southern Border. Please go back, you will not be admitted into the United States unless you go through the legal process. This is an invasion of our Country and our Military is waiting for you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 29, 2018
Trump’s caravan hysteria comes after reports emerged that the Pentagon is prepared to deploy as many as 5,000 active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexican border to stop migrants from crossing.