Over the weekend on Fox News Ann Coulter claimed children at the border were “child actors”
Coulter: “These child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7, do not fall for it Mr. President … These kids are being coached, they’re given scripts to read.” pic.twitter.com/NWS37ZmqHB
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) June 18, 2018
That is simply disgusting.
Courtesy of TPM:
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter seized on an increasingly routine far-right talking point on Sunday evening by claiming that the migrant children who are being separated from their parents and housed in cages in immigration processing facilities are “child actors.”
During an appearance on Fox News’ “The Next Revolution,” Coulter claimed she read in The New Yorker that immigrant children were being fed “scripts” to make their plight seem more dire and she warned Trump against believing it.
“I would also say one other thing, these child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7 right now: do not fall for it, Mr. President,” she said, as host Steve Holton attempted to cut her off. “I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV. … They’re given scripts to read by liberals, according to the New Yorker. Don’t fall for the actor children.”
It is unclear what New Yorker article Coulter was referencing, but The New York Times reported in May that administration officials have claimed that migrant children are being coached on “what to say to make fraudulent claims for asylum,” an argument that advocates have fought, according to the Times.
So those children heard crying in that ProPublica video yesterday were acting?
Meryl Streep is not that good of an actor.
This, of course, is the same tactic that supporters of NRA use to describe child survivors of school shootings and the parents of the deceased.
It is a disgusting lie in those cases, and it is a disgusting lie in this case.
What is wrong with these people?