Fox Panel NUKES Juan Williams For Blaming Trump For Drowned Migrants; ‘Should Be Ashamed!'
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Hosts of Fox News’ "The Five" got into a heated argument on Wednesday over who is to blame for the viral photo of the drowned migrant family.
During a segment on the show, the panel began discussing the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border and why House Democrats refuse to vote on a $4.6 billion border bill that was passed in the Senate.
The conversation then shifted into the media’s use of a photo of a father and daughter who drowned trying to cross the U.S-Mexico border.
Liberal co-host Juan Williams tried to suggest that President Donald Trump and Republicans are to blame for the crisis at the border, and the other co-hosts were not having it.
“I find the way the media is using this latest photo to be disgusting. I can’t — I mean we know the picture sells a story but using it to sell a political agenda and they should be ashamed of it,” Greg Gutfield said.
“Now it’s a crisis and I think the Democrats one of the reasons they went down and got those pictures taken is because they knew the story was about to turn on them,” Dana Perino said.
“The picture that you dismissed is very real,” Williams said to Gutfield. “Those people are dead.”
“I didn’t dismiss it. I dismissed your hypocrisy over it,” Gutfield said, then throwing to commercial.
“Oh that’s it then, stop the discussion.” Williams asked.
“It’s not a discussion when you stop making sense,” Gutfield retorted.
“It is because you don’t tell the truth,” Williams said.
A few hours before the segment on The Five, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly approved a $4.6 billion bill that would provide much needed resources and funds to the fast-dwindling budget of the Department of Homeland Security, the agency responsible for apprehending, detaining, and housing illegal aliens at the border.
The Senate voted 84-8 to pass its bipartisan compromise border funding bill, which House Democrats are already threatening to not even consider.
After voting in favor of the bill, Texas Republican Sen. John Cornyn said it’s up to Democrats in the House to decide whether the funding will be approved.
“It’s all up to the House, what they decide to do. They can either take it or not,” Cornyn said.
With several migrant caravans crashing into the U.S.-Mexico border in recent months, Trump has been forced to take serious actions on his own.
Earlier this month, the U.S. and Mexico struck a deal just before the Trump administration was set to impose a 5 percent tariff on Mexican goods coming into the U.S. until Mexico stopped the flow of illegal immigration that has been flooding the southern border.
The president has also ordered the Department of Defense to send thousands of additional American troops to the southern border to help assist border patrol with the migrant crisis.
While Trump is trying to secure the border, establishment Republicans and Democrats continue to try to stop him.