The women of Fox News have truly outdone themselves in their efforts to conjure nonsensical justifications for the Trump administration’s cruel and inhumane immigration policies this week.
First, there was Ann Coulter, who accused the migrant children being separated from their parents and detained in youth shelters as “crisis actors” (a comparison which indicates she’s officially gone full Alex Jones, if she’s now concocting conspiracy theories involving children). Then, Laura Ingraham tried to downplay the severity of the youth shelters, claiming that they were, essentially, “summer camps.”
Now, Tomi Lahren has joined the fray, and has issued a statement warning her fans that the facts presented by reputable news publications are tantamount to “emotional blackmail,” and that the families being separated are actually “human traffickers” and “drug smugglers.”
She then insisted that the border patrol agents involved in these unsettling operations are actually “humanitarians.”
To which Twitter replied, “Yeah, but, no.”
Human Traffickers do not pose as ‘family units’ seeking Asylum.
These families are not being caught with drugs.
Not ID’d as cartel.
Emotionally blackmail? If we caged your guns and ammo you’d suddenly find human rights relevant though, correct? #TrumpsGump
— ???•ℓαυrα•??? (@GabsNGripes) June 19, 2018
Does this look like a criminal to you?
How is this in any way even close to ‘humanitarian’? pic.twitter.com/biGd5gPCgM
— barry (@theflatlands) June 19, 2018
Actually, the only blackmail occurring is by Trump, who is using these children to get funding for a wall that will fix/solve nothing. If he wants this to end, he could do it himself but he won’t. Shame on him. Shame on you. Shame on anyone that thinks this is remotely okay. pic.twitter.com/wDYrBTN5YE
— Drew Wobser (@drewbwobser) June 20, 2018
— Donald Allan (formerly Reg Barclay account) (@RegBarclay2017) June 19, 2018
WRONG! (As usual!)https://t.co/QdUSRINB8p
— Brenna Simon (@BrennaSimonSays) June 19, 2018
— Jesus Christ (@ThatHippieJesus) June 19, 2018
Since Tomi is clearly in need of some clarification re: her vocabulary, the accepted definition for “humanitarian” is “a person who seeks to promote human welfare” or “a philanthropist.” (Notice, Tomi, that people who are paid to detain and separate migrant families do not really fall into either of these categories.)
Of course, Tomi wasn’t terribly concerned with her verbiage and quickly moved on to telling everyone who criticizes inhumane immigration practices that THEY are part of the problem.
Which, like, I appreciate the enthusiasm, Tomi, but A.) people are generally criticizing the Trump administration as opposed to border patrol agents (although in some cases, those individuals deserve to be criticized as well), and B.) if you’re trying to disparage an article, sharing the link with your millions of Twitter followers only helps the publisher to gain more traffic.
The more you know!