National-affairs analyst for MSNBC, John Heilemann, said that “Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade was full of “crap” during a panel discussion with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Friday.
Kilmeade distastefully tried to defend President Donald Trump’s zero tolerance immigration policy by comparing American children to migrant children being separated from their parents at the border.
“These are not — like it or not, these aren’t our kids,” Kilmeade said. “Show them compassion, but it’s not like he is doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country and now people are saying that they’re more important than people in our country who are paying taxes,” Kilmeade said.
Heilemann unloaded on Kilmeade for his racist comments.
“There is literally not one person in the United States of America who is saying that these children are more important than American children. Not one person. That’s Brian Kilmeade just talking crap on television in support of the president. No one is saying that,” Heilemann said.
Heilemann said the comparison is completely unrelated. “The children of America are of paramount importance. That has nothing to do with whether or not it’s effective, moral, acceptable, in any way tenable to be taking the guilt-free children, innocent children, and stripping them away from their parents and throwing them into detention centers or jails,” he said.
Heilemann continued by saying that Kilmeade was trying to divert attention from the real issue.
“They’re totally unrelated arguments, and he, like the president, and as Fox News often does, he is trying to change the subject, and still somehow turn this immigration issue — which is what they don’t want to talk about the evils of immigration– still trying to turn this into a winning issue for the president,” Heilemann said.
He continued: “For a brief moment we thought there might be a moment where the president was slightly chastised by the outrage felt not just among Democrats and moderates,and by the many, many, many millions of Republicans, turns out the president is as a shameless and repulsive as he was.”