Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade triggered the left with his suggestion that the nation should care more about American children than illegal migrant children.
“Like it or not, these are not our kids,” Kilmeade said on “Fox & Friends” Friday. “Show them compassion, but it’s not like he’s doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country.”
Kilmeade’s point was not that Americans should not care about all children, but that all the focus on migrant children being brought to the U.S. illegally may be unfairly taking attention away from those legally part of the country.
Liberals have been pushing their open borders narrative with a steady stream of outrage over the treatment of migrant children who attempt to illegally enter the U.S. with or without their parents. There was no less outrage over Kilmeade’s remarks which were pounced on as “evil” and the very “definition of white supremacy.”
The idea of treating children differently is appalling. And to do so so to motivate a political agenda is even more so. Shameful. https://t.co/T2WnDlD46r
— Christopher C. Cuomo (@ChrisCuomo) June 22, 2018
It’s as if when they said “All Lives Matter” they didn’t really mean ALL LIVES. https://t.co/ri5OSHdcI7
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) June 22, 2018
how is this not the definition of white supremacy https://t.co/NLrU1lCFa8
— 332 days ago Trump promised 24-hr Hezbollah answer (@MattNegrin) June 22, 2018
This is fucking evil. Flatly, disgustingly evil. https://t.co/b097uKP8lF
— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) June 22, 2018
The left’s meltdowns over every action or comment which they can spin to fit the agenda have created a cacophony of distracting noise, seeming to intentionally focus on all the wrong things. Demands for President Trump to take action in the face of an immigration policy separating children from parents who illegally cross the border – a policy in place before he entered office – only shifted once he signed an executive order to rescind the policy.
Attempts to explain and defend the administration’s decision to uphold the law only ended in publicity stunts by Democrats demanding tours of ICE detention facilities and protesters harassing Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
Kilmeade took to Twitter to clarify his remarks, which fell of deaf liberal ears.
On FOX & Friends earlier, Of course-I didn’t mean to make it seem like children coming into the U.S. illegally are less important because they live in another country. I have compassion for all children, especially for all the kids separated from their parents right now. 1 of 2
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) June 22, 2018
Nobody wants to see children in these circumstances and glad they are on their way to being reunited with their parents.https://t.co/d1mmMlq0j9
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— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) June 22, 2018
Of course, the same pearl-clutching lefties who slammed Kilmeade had no such condemnation of actor Peter Fonda’s vulgar attack on another child, because he happened to be the son of the president. In fact, liberals like Juan Williams casually dismissed the actor’s violent and vile tweets as “poorly worded.”
Democrats have long denounced any policy that prevents illegal immigrants from coming – or staying – in the U.S. illegally, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi casually referred to the minors as “our children.”
“You come near our cubs, you got a problem. And we consider these [immigrant] children our children,” she said, speaking at a hearing about the administration’s zero tolerance policy.
.@NancyPelosi: We consider these children to be our children.
You must not do harm to them in the name of the United States.
These policies are outside the circle of civilized human behavior.
— Rep. Pramila Jayapal (@RepJayapal) June 21, 2018
Kilmeade clarified that he had not intended to diminish the plight of migrant families at the border but defended Trump and the administration in its efforts.
“All kids are important, all kids are special. What I’m just trying to say in this country when they come in, that as the President of the United States, you can only do so much for so many and that’s why we give so many aids to other countries,” he said on his radio show Friday.
“So everybody is important but for the President of the United States, his point seems to be is that the kids in this country are his priority but straightening out the immigration laws at the border are key. That’s why I hope something gets done – that’s the bigger point on all of this,” Kilmeade continued. “When it comes to our country, I think that you have to have a priority because you can’t pay for everybody, everybody for everything that you want especially when you are a country that’s $20 trillion in debt and overall, get it fixed.”
Although liberals were quick to attack the Fox News host, and likely without fully listening to his remarks, many voiced their support and said they understood what he was trying to say.
One Twitter user even found a way to see the positive in the situation.
Fox an Friends is #1 because of 👍the three of you being honest everyday. I knew what you meant . An apology or explanation was not necessary. Scrolling through it is good to know that liberals are now watching @foxandfriends there may be hope for them after all. 🇺🇸🇺🇸👍
— Sonia Hill (@Sara793129) June 22, 2018