In a truly stunning show of outright lying Monday morning, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley told Fox & Friends that the claim the Trump administration is separating children from their families at the border is “completely false.”
“Do you think that the message from the media is correct, that your administration is separating parents, moms and kids?” Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade asked. “It is completely false,” Gidley replied.
“This is all the Democrats’ doing,” he continued. “Democrats are saying ‘you can’t deport them, you can’t detain them, you can’t prosecute them,’” Gidley said. “The only thing you can do, per a Democrat, is release them into the Interior without any ramification for what they’ve done by breaking our laws.”
Q WHY DOESN’T HE STOP THIS?
Hogan Gidley: “It’s the law.”
Q IT’S NOT THE LAW. IT’S A PRACTICE.
“It is absolutely the law of the land…There are only two things you can do in this particular situation: you can release the entire family unit or you can separate them. That’s it.” pic.twitter.com/iNHqSWBnFw
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 18, 2018
Children are being used by some of the worst criminals on earth as a means to enter our country. Has anyone been looking at the Crime taking place south of the border. It is historic, with some countries the most dangerous places in the world. Not going to happen in the U.S.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018