Defending the president and his immigration policy that has resulted in the separation of migrant children from their families, Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade dismissed concerns for the children’s well-being by saying that “these are not our kids” and the president wasn’t doing this to people from “Idaho or Texas.” Those remarks were met with intense backlash and outrage.
Add MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle into that mix.
At the start of her broadcast Friday morning, Ruhle took some time to address the remarks made by the Trump-supporting Fox and Friends host. And she did not hold back one bit.
“I want to point something out to our colleagues over at Fox and Friends,” Ruhle stated. “I don’t think there’s anyone who is saying a life of a child in Idaho or Iowa means less than someone on the other side of the border. I think this is about humanity and the mistreatment of children.”
After saying that if there was true concern about “every American child” then the president’s supporters should push to address income inequality, she then ripped right into Kilmeade and Fox and Friends.
“This is noise and nonsense, and a crisis created by the president,” the MSNBC personality exclaimed. “So please, with your propaganda, that anyone is putting the life of a migrant child ahead of the life of an American child is simply nonsense. It’s ignorant. It’s stupid. It’s wrong.”
Fox News’ opinion shows — specifically the primetime lineup — has taken aim at their competitors at CNN and MSNBC over their coverage of the humanitarian crisis at the border, with Tucker Carlson tearing into Ruhle and others as spreading “propaganda” for expressing raw emotion on air.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.