Newt Gingrich says comparisons of child detention centers to concentration camps come from people who “despise and hate the United States”
Gingrich: "It's really disturbing to have people on the left who hate their own country so much that they would use this kind of language, smearing us"
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From the June 19 edition of Fox News' The Ingraham Angle:
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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): It is amazing to me, Newt, that with Republicans in control of the House and the Senate, and the president willing to find a solution on all of this, that we're still sitting here, with this separating children from adults and all the predictable media, you know, hysteria surrounding the images that are, indeed, troubling.
NEWT GINGRICH: Let’s be clear. There are people on the left that despise and hate the United States. They enjoy smearing the United States.
I think it's really disturbing to have people on the left who hate their own country so much that they would use this kind of language, smearing us, all across the world, in a way that is simply, absolutely false.
INGRAHAM: Yeah. Yeah, $35,000 a year for the U.S. taxpayers, per child, who crosses the border illegally -- and we take, I think, pretty good care of them, considering all of the difficulties they've been through.