During an appearance on Fox News Sunday, Conservative commentator Ann Coulter called immigrant children crying at the border after being separated from parents “child actors”.
Coulter also said President Trump should not fall for the “child actors” as he faces pressure to end his zero-tolerance policy at the border, which has resulted in parents being separated from their children so that they face immediate deportation.
“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,” Coulter said on “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton.”
“I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV,” she added.
Ann Coulter on Fox News calls crying immigrant children “child actors” and looks directly into the camera to warn Trump not to fall for it. pic.twitter.com/SIjrocmxKB
— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) June 18, 2018
Coulter referenced an article in The New Yorker arguing that immigrant children filmed at the border are acting, saying it had described the children as being coached by liberals and given scripts to read.
“A New Yorker article, The New Yorker is not a conservative publication, they describe how these kids, these kids are being coached,” she said. “They’re given scripts to read by liberals, according to The New Yorker. Don’t fall for the actor children.”
It’s unclear what New Yorker article Anne Coulter was actually referring to.
A New York Times article published last month quoted officials saying that migrant children had been coached on what to say in order to be granted asylum to the U.S. as a defense of the administration’s recently implemented zero-tolerance policy.