The folks at Fox News are stooping so low to defend Trump's racist policies, they're mocking a child's empathy for his friend.
Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi made history Wednesday with a powerful 8-hour speech on the floor of the House, pleading with her colleagues to stand up for Dreamers.
So Fox News, always a stalwart defender of Donald Trump’s agenda, is attacking not just Pelosi, but her 6-year-old grandson too.
During her record-breaking address, Pelosi told the story of her grandson and his close friend Antonio, from Guatemala.
When her grandson blew out the candles on his birthday cake, he said he wished to have brown skin and eyes like Antonio.
“So beautiful,” Pelosi said. “The face of the future for our country is all-American. And that has many versions.”
But the hosts of “Fox & Friends” could not even allow for a sweet and empathetic story of a child’s birthday wish.
“Really moved the crowd on that one,” Brian Kilmeade said sarcastically. “I really got emotional. Give me a second to compose myself.”
Kilmeade then lectured the child. “You shouldn’t be ashamed of the color of your skin,” he said, even though Pelosi never said her grandson was ashamed. “I don’t know where the heartwarming moment is in that story.”
Then Ainsley Earhardt chimed in. “That wish is not going to come true,” she said. “His eye color is not changing. Get contacts!”
“If you have a second heartwarming grandchild story,” Kilmeade said, “I’d use that one next time.”
Earhardt concluded the segment by declaring, “Identity politics, some say.”
It’s bad enough for Fox to sneer at Pelosi for sharing the stories of young immigrants who were brought to this country as children and now, thanks to Trump, are facing deportation to countries they don’t even know.
But to attack her young grandchild by mocking and lecturing him even accusing the little boy of playing “identity politics” with his birthday wish is a disgraceful and petty attack that proves just how desperate right-wing media is to fight against the desire of the majority of Americans to protect, rather than attack, these young Americans who should be able to stay in the only home they’ve ever known.