Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade on Monday suggested that a caravan of Central American refugees poses a threat to the U.S. because its members may be carrying diseases.

by Brett Samuels, The HillOctober 2018

“Fox & Friends” co-host Brian Kilmeade on Monday suggested that a caravan of Central American refugees poses a threat to the U.S. because its members may be carrying “diseases.”

“What about diseases? I mean, there’s a reason you can’t bring a kid to school unless he’s inoculated,” Kilmeade said, speculating about the health of the caravan members without elaborating.

“Is it too much to say that we just can’t have countries, entire populations come in here without being looked at as hard-hearted?” he continued. “To me it’s a practical way of having a nation that everyone looks up to and wants to be a part of. That’s part of the reason America is America. There’s a process.”

Kilmeade’s comments came as Republicans and conservatives have for days painted the approaching group of migrants as an imminent threat to national security and the border.

President Trump on Monday morning called the group’s trek toward the U.S. an “invasion” and pledged to use the military to stop people from entering the the country.

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