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Brian Kilmeade on Trump’s Child Separation Policies: ‘These Aren’t Our Kids,’ Not Like They’re From ‘Idaho or Texas’

On Friday’s Fox & Friends, Brian Kilmeade defended President Donald Trump‘s border policies at one point by more or less saying, Hey, at least he’s not taking American kids away from their parents.

As Kilmeade spoke with his colleagues about the ongoing debate surrounding the immigration compromise bill being floated through Congress, he expressed support for Trump broadcasting a deterrent for Latin American migrants who wish to seek shelter in the United States. This tied in with a broader show of support for how Trump is enforcing the rule of law by taking border security seriously.

“Somebody has to deal with this issue,” Kilmeade said. “We just can’t let everybody in that wants to be here.”

Shortly after that, Kilmeade topped off his commentary with this statement:

“Like it or not, these aren’t our kids. Show them compassion, but it’s not like he is doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country and now people are saying that they’re more important than people in our country who are paying taxes and who have needs as well.”

UPDATE: Kilmeade has offered a clarification for his remarks.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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