Fox & Friends First accidentally books the wrong guest, who condemns Trump's immigration policies on air

Massachusetts congressional candidate Barbara L'Italien: “I'm actually here to speak directly to Donald Trump. ... Separating kids from their parents is illegal and inhumane.”

From the July 23 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends First:

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JILLIAN MELE (CO-HOST): Joining us now, that candidate, the only Democrat on stage to support ICE, [former Arizona Rep.] Ann Kirkpatrick, thank you for joining us, we appreciate it. Tell us why you do support ICE? 

BARBARA L'ITALIEN (MASSACHUSETTS CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATE): Good morning. I'm actually here to speak directly to Donald Trump. 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. I'm actually Barbara L'Italien, I'm a state senator representing a large immigrant community and running for Congress in Massachusetts, I keep thinking about what we're putting parents through and 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 three-year-olds defend themselves in court -- 

ROB SCHMITT (CO-HOST): That practice has stopped at this point Ms. Kirkpatrick, right? 

L'ITALIEN: -- score political points with your base.

MELE: One, families have been -- kids have been reunited with their families. 

L'ITALIEN: Again, my name is Barbara L'Italien and I refuse to believe that our only options are open borders or traumatizing --

SCHMITT: Yeah. OK. Who is this? Who is this? OK. Alright.

MELE: Let's move forward for a second.

SCHMITT: That didn't go as planned.


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