- The Washington Times - Monday, June 18, 2018

Conservative author and pundit Ann Coulter claimed Sunday that the crying immigrant children shown across cable news channels are “child actors” who are “given scripts to read by liberals.”

“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. I get very nervous about the president getting his news from TV,” Ms. Coulter said on the set of Fox News’ “The Next Revolution.”

“A New Yorker article — the New Yorker is not a conservative publication — they describe how these kids, these kids are being coached. They’re given scripts to read by liberals, according to the New Yorker. Don’t fall for the actor children,” she added.

It’s unclear which New Yorker article Ms. Coulter was referring to. In covering Ms. Coulter’s comments, Breitbart News noted that a report by The New York Times said, “In many cases, officials said, migrant children have been coached on what to say to make fraudulent claims for asylum.”

President Trump’s zero-tolerance immigration crackdown has resulted in dramatic media coverage of families being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mr. Trump has called on Congress to come up with a solution.

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