'They're So Obsessed With Hating Trump': Ingraham Calls Out Media's 'Hypocrisy' on Family Separations
Laura Ingraham on Tuesday called out the media's "hypocrisy" in its coverage of the immigration crisis, particularly the controversial policy that allowed for family separations at the border.
The issue of family separations emerged once again after Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation and other changes in the department, with some speculating that the practice could be revived.
Speaking with reporters on Tuesday, though, Trump said he's "not looking to do it," and he sought to pin the blame on his predecessor for the uproar.
“Obama separated the children, just so you understand. President Obama separated the children,” Trump said. “The cages that were shown, very inappropriate, they were built by President Obama's administration -- not by Trump.”
“The press knows it, you know it, we all know it,” he said.
Images of cages with children inside that spread on social media last year indeed were from the Obama administration. The photos, taken in 2014 by The Associated Press, were wrongly described as illustrating imprisonment under the Trump administration.
Ingraham tossed to a montage of pundits "rushing to Obama's defense" after Trump's remarks, despite the fact that Trump was correct that child separations did occur under the Obama administration.
"When Obama does it, it's good. When Trump does it, it's cruel," Ingraham said, arguing the liberal media is "obsessed with hating Trump."
Fox News contributor Newt Gingrich agreed and lamented that the media covers Democrats and Republicans differently, and that discrepancy has only been heightened during the Trump presidency.
"They don't have any interest in the truth," Gingrich said. "They want to know what they can do today to hit Donald Trump. And that's their whole method. And it's a groupthink that's really pretty astonishing."
Watch the "Ingraham Angle" segment above.