Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt is receiving criticism online after bemoaning President Donald Trump’s recently announced immigration ban because it could affect her au pair.
Speaking alongside fellow hosts Steve Doocy and Brian Kilmeade, Earhardt stated that the policy could result in problems given that her au pair, who helps take care of her young daughter, is foreign born.
“Many families here, including mine, we have au pairs and we rely on them,” she said. “I go to work at 3 in the morning, so I need her there and I need her in my house so that she can help me with my daughter.”
Earhardt went on to specifically discuss her concerns over whether her au pair would be able to re-enter the country when it comes time to renew her work visa.
“So, many families rely on child care from other countries. These au pairs come here on work visas,” she added. “They have to go back to their country to get the visas renewed and we’ve been talking about how that’s gonna happen.”
The host expressed optimism that Trump would properly inform families with au pairs of what his immigration policy will entail. The president on Monday evening announced that he would be implementing a
“temporary” ban on immigration in response to concerns over jobs and the coronavirus.
“These are questions that we have that hopefully the president will roll out a plan and we’ll all be informed on all of this is going to affect all of our lives,” she said.
But many online pushed back on Earhardt’s remarks, arguing that the host only cared about immigration issues once she feared it could affect her.
“These fuckers have no empathy,” one Twitter user said. “They are incapable of processing anything beyond how it will directly impact themselves.”
“For the love of god, please think of the impact this will have on rich people,” another Twitter user quipped.
The Trump administration later revealed on Tuesday evening that the immigration ban would last anywhere from 30 to 90 days and will only apply to those seeking permanent immigration status. The order is also renewable, meaning the ban could be expanded further in the future.
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