Fox & Friends calls 8-year-olds "shameful" for kneeling during the national anthem at a football game

Fox & Friends calls 8-year-olds "shameful" for kneeling during the national anthem at a football game

Rachel Campos-Duffy: "They absolutely do have the right to do this, but we have the right to get on TV and say this is shameful"

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From the September 20 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

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AINSLEY EARHARDT (CO-HOST): What did you think about the story of these 8-year-olds that are taking a knee during the national anthem at this elementary school because they asked the coach about Colin Kaepernick, he told them, they said, "oh that sounds cool, we want to do it too." And the parents actually supported it.

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Third graders.

RACHEL CAMPOS-DUFFY: Well, no wonder Dreamers think they can shout down a duly elected representative of the American people when our own American citizens are showing such disregard for the United States, the flag, and really the blood that has been spilled on behalf of all of us for our freedoms. I'm the daughter of a veteran and this is deeply offensive. Nonetheless, they absolutely do have the right to do this, but we have the right to get on TV and say this is shameful.

KILMEADE: Yeah, you're not happy with your country, so I'm going to take a knee. So maybe the country can raise up to their standard, of an 8 year-old. 

CAMPOS-DUFFY: Right. These kids clearly -- I'm a parent, you guys are all parents, these 8-year-olds don't know what they're doing. They're following the lead of their parents, and this is a very political statement that they have no idea what they're doing. 

EARHARDT: So you wouldn't support it if your kids came home and said, Mom I want to take a knee --

CAMPOS-DUFFY: Are you kidding me? I would pull my kid out of that football league in about 2.5 seconds. I would never, ever allow my kids to disrespect -- every day I tell my kids, "you are so lucky to live in this country." It is a blessing, and it goes right back to what we're talking about with the Dreamers. This is a gift to be born here. This is a gift that the American people are poised to give them.

Previously:

Fox News contributor slams an 8 year-old as a stalker snowflake who "needed a safe space"

Fox & Friends is sympathetic to neo-Nazis marching but outraged over sports players kneeling

On Fox, NFL player debunks Fox's crusade against Colin Kaepernick for not standing during the national anthem

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