Brian Kilmeade, co-host of “Fox and Friends,” expressed fear Monday about the “diseases” that “entire populations” of immigrants could bring to the United States.
“What about diseases? There is a reason you can’t bring a kid to school unless he is inoculated,” Kilmeade said. “Is it too much to say we just can’t have countries’ entire populations come in here without being looked at as hard-hearted? To me it’s a practical way of having a nation that everyone looks up to and wants to be a part of. That’s part of the reason why America is America. There is a process.”
Republicans have been focusing on the “caravan” of immigrants slowly trekking to the United States from Central America as a midterm boogeyman.
DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen echoed the base’s talking points this weekend, floating the option of banning these immigrants, most of whom are fleeing unbearable violence and poverty in their home countries, from seeking asylum in the United States.
— TPM Livewire (@TPMLiveWire) October 29, 2018