Steve Doocy lies about Trump's policy of separating children from parents at the border

Doocy: “They did it during the Obama years as well. But the Democrats have seized on it”

From the June 18 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): The biggest story is, and in my humble opinion, because the [Department of Justice inspector general] report was so devastating and so -- so devastating to the Russia collusion, so supportive of the president's thought that there was forces against him, because the North Korea summit put a lot of the skeptics to bed, they had to reach for something else. And they found it with the so-called separation of kids and parents from their families at the border. 

STEVE DOOCY (CO-HOST): Right. This is a policy that has been the law of the land of the United States of America for many years. They did it during the Obama years as well. But the Democrats have seized on it, they took a tour of an immigration facility over the weekend, and the sound bites from the Democrats emerging, as you would expect.


DOOCY: It has become a political issue on this side. It seems to be Democrats against Republicans regarding this, and this is why the secretary of Homeland Security came out with a series of tweets to try to clarify.


DOOCY: In other words, if somebody crosses into the country illegally, breaks into the country, you're breaking the law, so you're headed for court. Nowhere in the United States are children kept with somebody who is being remanded by the marshals. In other words, if you went out and you robbed a bank, and you've got your kids in the car when they catch you --

AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): Right, you're getting separated. You're getting arrested. 

DOOCY: Exactly, and that is exactly how they treat the kids in this case. So anyway, just trying to separate fact from friction (sic) on a very hot topic.


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