Fox & Friends says Jimmy Kimmel's Melania Trump impression was 'racist'

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In a drastic tonal shift, Fox & Friends suddenly decided to stand up for immigrant rights — or at least, one immigrant's rights.

A Thursday morning segment addressed Jimmy Kimmel's coverage of the White House Easter Egg Roll, declaring the late night host's impression of Melania Trump borderline "racist." Fox & Friends host Ainsley Earhardt and contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy were specifically not pleased that Kimmel poked fun at the first lady's accent while reading a book to children at the event.

"To be mocked for your foreign accent when you worked so hard to learn the language feels like a dagger to the heart," said Campos-Duffy. Earhardt put herself in the shoes of an immigrant trying to learn another language, and said that Trump should be praised for all her hard work.

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The two compared media coverage of Trump to that of former first lady Michelle Obama, saying that late night hosts would have never "roasted" or "attacked" a member of the Obama family in this way.

"If he had done this to Michelle Obama," said Earhardt, "wouldn't everyone in the mainstream media ... if he were conservative, [say] he is a racist?" Kimmel was out of line with his impression, Campos-Duffy agreed, claiming it was evidence that liberals "only like a certain type of immigrant." Watch the exchange below, via Fox News. Summer Meza

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