Ann Coulter calls crying immigrant children in detention centers ‘child actors’

As images of crying immigrant children separated from their parents flash across social media and cable TV last week, both sides of the debate argued over what exactly is taking place and how it should be dealt with. Either way, most would agree that scared children is a heartbreaking sight to behold — most people except for people like Ann Coulter. According to her, those kids are faking it.

During an appearance on Fox News this Sunday, Coulter introduced the ‘crisis actors’ conspiracy theory into the debate.

After giving a full-throated defense of anti-immigrant terms like “anchor baby,” Coulter warned that the images of crying children are not what they seem.

“These child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7 right now—do not fall for it, Mr. President. I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV,” Coulter said.

As she went on, The Next Revolution host Steve Hilton realized she was venturing into some uncomfortable territory and tried to interrupt her but was unsuccessful.

Coulter claimed that a New Yorker article described how children in detention centers are being “coached.” But as numerous outlets point out, that article doesn’t seem to exist.

“They describe how these kids, these kids are being coached,” Coulter said, citing the non-existent article.

“They’re given scripts to read by liberals, according to the New Yorker. Don’t fall for the actor children,” she said.

Coulter’s comments cross into a realm widely utilized by conspiracy websites like InfoWars, which have claimed students in news footage from school shootings were “crisis actors” participating in a “false-flag” operation.

Coulter has an long history of saying reprehensible things about immigrants. Last month, she cited Israel’s killing of protesters on the Gaza border and suggested the tactic should be used against immigrants illegally crossing the border into the U.S. On May 14, Coulter linked to an article from The New York Times, which gave a breaking news report on the carnage in Gaza.

“Can we do that?” Coulter tweeted.

Watch the Fox News segment in the video below, via Right Wing Watch:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.