Fox host: Reports of poor conditions in immigration detention centers are “a total misinformation campaign to make the president look bad”

From the July 28 edition of Fox News’ Fox & Friends Sunday:

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PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST):Yeah, I served down at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. I was a guard down there. Do you remember the misinformation around the horrible treatment of detainees down there?

Very few members of Congress actually went down to Guantanamo Bay to tour the facility and see it. And when they did, they’re shocked by the amount of care that these terrorists who came to kill Americans got. Not to compare that to ICE facilities but the same dynamics at play.

Very few people do what you do, Griff. Go down there and actually see what's happening and when they’re honest about it, they are shocked by the level of care and frankly compassion that -- most of these folks in that facility were criminals or at least charged with a criminal offense -- that they get from our government.

It's a total misinformation campaign to make the president look bad. They didn’t say the same thing about Obama when those facilities existed then.


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