The set of “Fox & Friends” addressed Peter Fonda’s remarks that Barron Trump should be taken away from the first family and placed in cages with “pedophiles.”
“When I read what he said, I thought ‘who even thinks like that? Who has the capacity to say something like that?’ And imagine if an actor said something like that about President Obama’s girls,” co-host Ainsley Earhardt said on Thursday’s show.
“So many celebrities,” said Brian Kilmeade.
“You’re only going to hear this story on Fox because ABC, NBC and CBS — zero coverage of this story,” Earhardt added.
Fonda’s original tweet was sent on Wednesday morning and was precipitated by the actor’s outrage over President Trump’s policy of separating the families of undocumented migrants at the border, which has resulted in many children being placed in cages within detention centers.
“We should rip Barron Trump from his mother’s arms and put him in a cage with pedophiles and see if mother will will stand up against the giant a–hole she is married to,” said Fonda in his original all-caps tweet which was quickly deleted. “90 million people in the streets on the same weekend in the country. F—.”
The actor later apologized.
“I tweeted something highly inappropriate and vulgar about the president and his family in response to the devastating images I was seeing on television,” said Fonda in a statement hours later.
“Like many Americans, I am very impassioned and distraught over the situation with children separated from their families at the border, but I went way too far. It was wrong and I should not have done it. I immediately regretted it and sincerely apologize to the family for what I said and any hurt my words have caused.”
Fonda, the brother of actress Jane Fonda, currently has a small role in the Sony Pictures independent feature “Boundaries.” Sony issued a statement condemning Fonda’s remarks yesterday, calling them “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous,” but also informed critics that the movie would still be released as scheduled.