A Fox News Host Compared Migrant Detention Centers To Summer Camp & The Internet Isn't Having It

During her show on Monday night, Fox News host Laura Ingraham said the detention centers where children are being kept after being separated from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border are "essentially summer camps." She was defending the Trump administration's "zero tolerance" policy, which led to almost 2,000 children being separated from their parents in April and May, according to the Washington Post. In what Ingraham described as "summer camp," photos and videos have shown children inside chain-link cages and under foil blankets.

According to the Hill, the president of the American Academy of Pediatrics said the policy of separating these children from their parents is "child abuse," again, making the detention centers sound drastically different from any summer camp we've ever attended.

Of course, the Internet was not having it. Many people — including activists, politicians and celebrities — took to Twitter to share their thoughts on Ingraham's comments. 

“As more illegal immigrants are rushing the border, more kids are being separated from their parents,” Ingraham said during her show. “And temporarily housed at what are essentially summer camps.” She went on to say that the San Diego Union Tribune had compared the detention centers to "boarding schools." But many Twitter users couldn't help but notice some of the obvious differences between the detention centers and summer camps and boarding schools.

Really, does anything about this remind you of your summer camp days? We didn't think so either.

According to the Huffington Post, when Ingraham quoted the San Diego Union Tribune article, she left out a significant component of the article, which described other aspects of the facility as more prison-like.