It’s no surprise that Fox & Friends is pro-Trump, pro-ICE, and pretty much pro anything else that’s far-right and associated with the POTUS. So it likely shocked viewers on Monday morning when an anti-ICE Democratic congressional candidate was interviewed by the show’s hosts.
Ann Kirkpatrick was booked to appear on the morning show but instead, they ended up with Barbara L’Italien.
As the camera turned on, it was the Democratic State Senator in Massachusetts who is running for Congress who appeared and she immediately sent a stern message about Donald Trump.
“Good morning. I’m actually here to speak directly to Donald Trump,” L’Italien began. “I feel that what’s happening at the border is wrong. I’m a mother of four, and I believe that separating kids from their parents is illegal and inhumane,” she said.
“I’m actually Barbara L’Italien, I’m a state senator representing a large immigrant community. I’m running for Congress in Massachusetts,” she continued.
“I keep thinking about what we’re putting parents through, imagining how terrifying that must be for those families, imagining how it would feel not knowing if I’d ever see my kids again. We have to stop abducting children and ripping them from their parents’ arms, stop putting kids in cages, and stop making 3-year-old defend themselves in court.”
The hosts at Fox & Friends scrambled to take control of the conversation, spreading lies about Trump’s separation policy.
“Kids have been reunited with their families,” host Jillian Mele proclaimed. Her comment is a partially correct, SOME children have been reunited but at least 2,100 children are still separated.
It appears that even the producers of the show were confused by what was occurring. As D’Italien continues to speak, the word slug below her image reads, “Dem Candidate Supports ICE, Repeatedly Booed.”
Here’s the interview: