After reporting on President Donald Trump’s family separation policy from along the southern border in McAllen, Texas, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle publicly lectured Fox News for pushing “propaganda” to deflect criticism of the administration.
On Friday, Fox & Friends personality Brian Kilmeade pushed a new conspiracy theory that critics of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy believe that refugee children are “more important” than American children.
“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.”
Ruhle played a recap video that included the clip from Fox News, then directly addressed the network.
“That was a lot to take on, and I just want to point something out to our colleagues over at Fox and Friends, 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,” Ruhle argued. “I think this is about humanity and the mistreatment of children.”
Ruhle also urged Fox News to consider all the government funds “being flushed down a toilet for this political theater.”
“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,” Ruhle concluded.
“It’s ignorant, it’s stupid, it’s wrong,” Ruhle added.