Fox's Brian Kilmeade offers non-apology after excusing family separation because it isn't happening to “our kids”
Kilmeade: "When it comes to our country, I think you have to have a priority"
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From the June 22 edition of Fox News Radio's The Brian Kilmeade Show:
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BRIAN KILMEADE (HOST): I'm just realizing, doing this show, there's some things getting some traction out there about something I said this morning about kids not being important or unimportant -- all kids are important, all kids are special. What I'm just trying to say, in this country when they come in, that as the president of the United States, you can only do so much for so many. And that's why we give so many aids (sic) to other countries. So everybody's important, but for the president of the United States, his point seems to be that the kids in this country are his priority. But straightening out the immigration laws at the border are key, that's why I hope something gets done. That's the bigger point on all of this.
But about kids and compassion, of course. That's why people, especially people I know, you give money to people outside our borders. But when it comes to our country, I think that you have to have a priority because you can't pay for everybody. Everybody for everything that you want, especially when you're a country that's $20 trillion in debt. And overall, get it fixed.
Kilmeade also addressed his remarks on Twitter: