Fox News viewers lose it after 'horrible monster' Shep Smith gets emotional over photo of dead migrants
Shepard Smith (Fox News/screen grab)

Fox News host Shepard Smith castigated the Trump administration on Wednesday after a heartbreaking photo surfaced showing two dead migrants who had been trying to cross the U.S. southern border.

"This photo is deeply disturbing," Smith warned viewers before showing the photo of a drowned father and his daughter on the banks of the Rio Grande.

"Of course, it is legal to present yourself for asylum in the United States," the Fox News host continued. "Legal under American and legal under international law."

According to Smith, current Trump administration policies "are forcing some who are desperate back home to take the chance at crossing the river."

"The administration has separated children from their families and slowed the ability of migrants to apply for asylum," he noted. "They could allow people seeking asylum to present themselves as they have forever in America."

Fox News viewers scolded Smith over his show of emotion.

"[Smith] is a horrible monster," one viewer wrote. "He spews misinformation to work his hateful agenda, he is a disgrace to mankind."

Read a sampling of the tweets and watch the video below.

Watch a video of the broadcast from Fox News below.