Fox News' Brian Kilmeade: Keeping out immigrants with 'diseases' is 'part of the reason why America's America'
Brian Kilmeade (Fox News/screen grab)

The hosts of "Fox & Friends" on Monday ratcheted up their rhetoric against the caravan of refugees making their way through Mexico, as host Brian Kilmeade even said that refugees would bring "diseases" into the United States.

During a Monday morning discussion of the caravan, Kilmeade warned about "entire populations coming here" and then questioned whether we wanted to let them in because of the "diseases" that they could bring in.

"What about diseases?" he asked. "There's a reason you can't bring your kid to school unless he's inoculated. There's things in this country -- we already give 40 to 50 percent of our taxable income in this country to the government for social programs. Is it too much to say that we can't have countries -- entire populations -- come in here without being seen as hard-hearted?"

Guest Dan Bongino similarly told Fox viewers that they needed to be terrified of what the caravan will bring to the country.

"If this is allowed to continue into the United States, the caravan, then the border's meaningless," he said.

Robert Bowers, the man who murdered eleven worshipers at a Pittsburgh synagogue over the weekend, specifically cited a baseless conspiracy theory about Jews funding the caravan as his primary motivation for carrying out a massacre.

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