GOP Spox and Democratic Strategist Blow Up Over Who Started Child Separations: ‘You Are Telling Lies!’
Republican National Committee spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany and Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas had at it today in a bitter Fox News debate over President Trump‘s immigration policy.
As Trump gets ready to sign an executive order to stop pulling migrant children from their parents at the U.S. southern border, McEnany went after Democrats by saying they politicized the issue and don’t care about Americans who get hurt by illegal immigration. Petkanas, who recently came off his extremely heated face-off with Corey Lewandowski, noted that Trump is changing course after the last few days of passing off his administration’s policies as Congress’ responsibility.
Petkanas ended up butting heads with Fox host Melissa Francis as he tried to make his point that Trump’s separation of children is a new policy that wasn’t implemented under previous administrations.
“So how is that not hostage taking?” Petkanas said despite interruptions from the panel. “He is only going to let kids out of the cages if Congress comes together and passes their draconian law enforcement.”
“You are telling lies Zac,” McEnany interjected. The two continued to take shots at each other as Petkanas pointed out that Trump’s policies are putting children in cages at the moment.
The fight continued on the other side of a commercial break as McEnany and Petkanas argued over who’s most to blame for the immigration crisis. Rather than correct Petkanas on his “mistruths,” McEnany spun the conversation to blame uncooperative Democrats while invoking the families of those who have suffered at the hands of criminal aliens.
Petkanas eventually reached for the ace up his sleeve by bringing up Trump’s “callous” former campaign manager, but Francis promptly ended the panel.
Lewandowski caused outrage yesterday for mocking Petkanas’s story of a young migrant girl with Down Syndrome, responding “womp womp.” He was asked if he’d like to apologize earlier today on Fox News, but he made it clear that he’s sorry for nothing.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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