RUSH: Here’s Kathy in Salem, Oregon. Great that you waited. I appreciate it. Hi.
CALLER: Mega MAGA dittos, Rush.
RUSH: Thank you. Thank you much.
CALLER: And I believe this country is praying for your full remission.
RUSH: Well, I appreciate that. Thank you. Thank you very much.
CALLER: So my comment is about the 525 children still without their parents.
RUSH: Do we know if that is an accurate number?
CALLER: I don’t know. But the thing is, I don’t believe — if that’s the right number, I don’t think those children were actually brought over by their real parents.
CALLER: I think those were some of the coyote kids that the president was talking about, because think about it. If you were a parent and your child was taken away at a border, would you not be calling that immigration organization if your kid was still missing?
RUSH: I don’t know.
CALLER: I would. I wouldn’t just leave the kid there. I just don’t think those kids were — I bet they were coyote kids and their real parents don’t know where they are, possibly, and can’t find ’em.
RUSH: I think you’re right. I think that these — and you’re basing this on the fact that there doesn’t seem to be any evidence of adults or parents making noise about wanting their kids back.
CALLER: Exactly. They should be beating the door down.
RUSH: Right, which might mean that the parents aren’t even here. The parents are —
RUSH: — back in the home country, El Salvador, Guatemala, or whatever, and that their objective was to get them here, get them out of Guatemala, get them out of El Salvador, pay the coyotes, whatever, get them here. And then hope and pray that the kids end up okay, try to make whatever arrangements you can, and then if you’re a parent, maybe find a way to get up here later and join them, maybe having the kid set that up once they get old enough to know what they’re doing. But I think you’re right because if the parents were with these kids and they’d actually been separated from them, they’d be raising hell about now.
CALLER: Yeah. Exactly. And I’m not even sure about — I think they might just be kidnapped kids ’cause I can’t wrap my head around a parent selling their kid to a coyote on the hopes that they’ll make it across the desert, they’ll make it across the border. You know. I can’t wrap my head around that much.
RUSH: Well, you know, I know. But what you’re doing is you are transposing your own values of parenthood onto people that you don’t know.
CALLER: I’m just naive. I know that.
RUSH: No, no, it’s not naive. You’re rolling the dice that human nature is human nature and that parents are parents and if they get separated from their kids, that they want to find them.
RUSH: But you know as well as I do that there’s all kinds of parents that drop their babies off at the fire department three days after they’re born. There’s all kinds of parents that don’t want anything to do with their kids ’cause they can’t afford them, they didn’t want to have them in the first place. There’s all kinds of depravity out there.
CALLER: Well, Biden makes it sound like we’re holding onto these kids and we don’t want to send them back.
RUSH: I know. Biden’s trying to make it sound like Trump has put these kids in cages because we are mean, ’cause we don’t like illegals, and we’re racist, and we’re pigs. I know what Biden’s trying to do, and that’s not flying. That’s not gonna fly with anybody. They’re not even our cages. They’re Obama and Biden’s cages.
CALLER: Yeah. That’s all I wanted to say.
RUSH: Well, I’m glad you called, Kathy. Thanks.
Here is Jerry in Lansing, Michigan. Great to have you, Jere. How you doing?
CALLER: It’s “Garry.” But that’s okay.
RUSH: It says… It’s got a J up there. Is that how…?
CALLER: It’s with a G. That’s okay.
CALLER: I was watching the debate last night and following along on Townhall, and I’m calling in regards to the woman who expressed the concern about the children who are still separated.
RUSH: Oh, yeah.
CALLER: The folks on Townhall posted a statement from DHS spokesperson Chase Jennings, and the statement read, “This narrative has been dispelled on numerous occasions. DHS has taken every step to facilitate the reunification of these families where the parents wanted such reunification to occur. The simple fact is this: after contact has been made with the parents to reunite them with their children, many parents have refused.
“In the current litigation, for example, out of the parents of 485 children whom plaintiffs’ counsel has been able to contact, they’ve yet to identify a single family that wants their child reunited with them in their country of origin. The result is the children remain in the U.S. or the parents remain in the home country.
“The reunification process is a whole of government approach involving CBP, ICE, and HHS.” So it appears the parents bring the children here, they’re separated at the border, the parents are sent home to their native country, and they don’t want their kids back.
RUSH: No kidding. Don’t want their kids back. So they’re basically bringing ’em up here to get rid of them? Is that what they’re doing? Is that how would you interpret this?
CALLER: I would interpret it that they feel that the children have a better chance and better care in the U.S., so they bring ’em here, they get sent home, and they leave the kids here.
RUSH: The parents get sent home. The kids stay here. And they’ve got faith that America is gonna take care of their kids, they’re gonna be okay?
CALLER: Correct. So the whole 500 that are stuck here with no parents isn’t really true. A majority of them, the parents don’t want them back.
RUSH: Well, you know, I’ll tell you what’s always been strange to me about this is the number, 500 kids. The number you’re using is a bit less than that. It seems that if this were happening so frequently, if this were such a common practice because we’re such a rotten country, that it wouldn’t be 500. It’d be 5,000. It’d be 500,000. But it isn’t. It’s a relatively small number that we’re talking about here, in the big scheme of things. So that makes perfect sense to me. That’s why when somebody called earlier, woman called earlier, “Can you imagine a parent that wouldn’t want their kid back?”
I said, “Yeah, yes, I can.” We see people try to get rid of their kids every day in ways that we find curious, repulsive, or what have you. But it doesn’t surprise me that not every parent wants their baby. Not every parent wants their kid.
I think it’s a wild assumption. We think it’s human nature. You become a parent, particularly a mother, you can’t relate. You’ve gotta get your kid back. I know that there’s exceptions to everything. And we’re talking about hundreds of millions of people that think that they’re 500 parents that don’t want their kids? Yeah, it makes perfect sense to me. Don’t have a problem with it.