Ingraham also interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who courted controversy of his own by responding to claims that what is happening at the border is reminiscent of World War II German concentration camps.
UPDATE at 3:50pm PT on 6/19: In a statement to TooFab, FOX News added, "Laura Ingraham's very personal, on-the-ground commitment to the plight of impoverished and abandoned children—specifically in Guatemala — speaks for itself. So too does her strong belief in a commonsense, legal immigration system, which will continue to be a focus of her show. FOX News will never tolerate or give in to attempts to silence diverse viewpoints by agenda-driven intimidation efforts." Original story below.
Obviously, it's not the first time the conservative host has faced criticism; there was an advertiser boycott in April after she mocked Parkland, Florida shooting survivor David Hogg on Twitter. By late Monday night, Hogg was one of those coming out against Ingraham's comments via social media, calling for another boycott and even listing her show's sponsors.
"As more illegal immigrants are rushing the border, more kids are being separated from their parents and temporarily housed at what are, essentially, summer camps," Ingraham said on her show Monday night. "Liberals have seized on the ‘separated children’ and turned the entire image into a political weapon, attempting to emotionally manipulate the public perception of immigration enforcement."
Ingraham also interviewed Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who courted controversy of his own by responding to claims that what is happening at the border is reminiscent of World War II German concentration camps. "Well, it’s a real exaggeration," he said. "Of course, in Nazi Germany, they were keeping the Jews from leaving the country."
Ingraham eventually took a harder stance on these detention centers, comparing them to "boarding schools" instead
"Apparently there are a lot of people very upset because we referred to some of the detention facilities tonight as essentially like summer camps," she said after a commercial break. "The San Diego Union Tribune today described the facilities as essentially like what you would expect at a boarding school. So I will stick to there are some of them like boarding schools."
She then argued instead of complaining about kids being separated from their parents and detained, just, like, adopt them.
"And we should make adoption easier for American couples who want to adopt these kids who are true candidates for adoption because our policies don’t allow that," she continued. "So let’s put our hearts out there for the kids in the right way. Take care of them the right way. Open your hearts and your homes to them."
Below are some of the most passionate responses from Hollwyood and beyond.
"After that press conference, I'm the most hated blonde in America." - Kirstjen Nielsen— W. Kamau Bell (@wkamaubell) June 19, 2018
"Hold my peroxide." - Laura Ingraham pic.twitter.com/ElmE6i4w1q
If as an editorial policy @FoxNews said it was wrong to hold children hostage to get a wall Trump would adjust his approach to this issue. There is no doubt the Murdoch family has the power to change this conversation. https://t.co/arbHTSDKQF— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham going to summer camp at a dog kennel explains a lot. pic.twitter.com/HDafbAGebt— Jeffrey Wright (@jfreewright) June 19, 2018
Kids being stolen from their parents in mass is new, and is entirely the result of Jeff Sessions' decision to prosecute all people crossing the border, including asylum-seekers and parents with kids.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) June 19, 2018
If we get these advertisers pulled maybe @Ingraham will have to become a camp counselor and learn how wrong she is.— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 19, 2018
1. @BeachesResorts & @SandalsResorts
5. IAC (Angie’s List, Home Advisor, Match)
You have to wonder how anyone can look at images of children in cages, hear little kids crying for their parents, and not be appalled. Is it because they don’t have the same color skin as their children? I believe it is. Shame on you @TuckerCarlson + @IngrahamAngle +@FoxNews.— Ken Olin (@kenolin1) June 19, 2018
Love watching she-hyenas Ann Coulter and Laura Ingraham wrestle over the last strands of outrage-gristle while Tomi Lauren watches from the tall grass, eyes glowing.— Patton Oswalt (@pattonoswalt) June 19, 2018
Let me officially join @SethMacFarlane in saying I’m disgusted to work at a company that has anything whatsoever to do with @FoxNews. This bullshit is the opposite of what #ModernFamily stands for. https://t.co/dnvIbgoIyA— Steve Levitan (@SteveLevitan) June 19, 2018
Way to go Steve. Who’s next? It’s important to speak up when your boss is the propaganda arm which promotes putting children in cages and holding them hostage so Trump can build a wall. What other stars, showrunners or executives from Fox will speak up against this madness? https://t.co/mXukluuPgl— Judd Apatow (@JuddApatow) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham is right, the Donald J Trump Children's Prisons are like summer camp except the kids don't get dropped off by smiling and reassuring parents, they don't get care packages in the mail and they don't know why their moms and dads are in handcuffs! @IngrahamAngle— RogerF1953 (@RogerF1953) June 19, 2018
If Laura Ingraham is trending, she must have done some more Nazi shit.— Wallace Ritchie (@WallaceRitchie) June 19, 2018
Oh... concentration camps are like summer camps?
She must've spent summers at Lake Hitler.#NazisGonnaNazi #TuesdayThoughts #KeepFamiliesTogether #WhereAreTheChildren #WhereAreTheGirls #WhereAreTheBabies pic.twitter.com/lXTgSeJPBQ
When Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson & Ann Coulter are all trending topics, you know some kinda gross whitewashing is happening.— Katrina (@EyeSeeYou619) June 19, 2018
What kind of Summer camp did Laura Ingraham go to where they just snatch kids away from their family?!?! @IngrahamAngle check your Karma points, honey. At the end of this life, YOU gotta answer to a higher power. And it ain't Trump. Or a paycheck. pic.twitter.com/aSS4N8lH96— zenfulie (@Zenfulie) June 19, 2018
Guys, don’t worry. Jeff Sessions assured me that this is different from the Holocaust because Nazis were trying to prevent Jews from LEAVING the country, not from ENTERING it. Glad that’s cleared up.— OhNoSheTwitnt 🌈 (@OhNoSheTwitnt) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham’s parents must’ve used a time a machine to send her to Nazi Germany’s concentration camps for her summer vacation. https://t.co/BD8w6CQZCP— Simar (@sahluwal) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham describing detention facilities as “basically summer camps” is about as sound as describing herself as “basically credible” or “not racist.”— feminist next door (@emrazz) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham is the kind of degenerate that would’ve described gas chambers as “essentially saunas” had she been there.— Merna George (@Mernaava) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham: Runner up for the Ann Coulter Monstrous Blonde on Fox Award. First prize is, of course, Ann Coulter. Laura’s giving her quite a run for her money.— Erin Altman (@AltmanErin) June 19, 2018
My daughters go to summer camp. I went to summer camp. This isn’t f*****g camp, Laura.
OMG @jeffsessions needs a history lesson--to be reminded when kids were taken from their parents when they got off the trains.— Marjorie Freedman (@mrfphd) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham, Tucker Carlson, Steve Doocy, Ann Coulter & Fox News are normalizing child concentration camps. As Nazis do.— Chad R. MacDonald (@ChadMac19) June 19, 2018
Story: https://t.co/PLASeQqWJm#TrumpConcentrationCamps #TrumpCamps #MAGA pic.twitter.com/UsntxxNnDv
Laura Ingraham tries to whitewash concentration camps? I did Nazi that coming. pic.twitter.com/QtPBlWyHwa— Eugene V. Belitsky (@Jhenya_Belitsky) June 19, 2018
Satan's down in Hell building a "summer camp" for Laura Ingraham.— Eric Hanke (@Eric_Hanke) June 19, 2018