Border Patrol Foundation president slammed after telling Fox News migrant children could put pepper spray 'on your nachos'

"The layers of racism encapsulated in this short clip is extraordinary."

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Amid widespread outrage and condemnation over the tear gassing of mothers, their children, and other asylum seekers and migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border on Sunday, Ronald Colburn, president of the Border Patrol Foundation and former national deputy chief of the CBP, appeared on Fox & Friends Monday morning and claimed the gas—which reports said led to children "screaming and coughing in the mayhem" that resulted from it—was really just a "natural" product and "you actually could put it on your nachos and eat it."

As one observer put it, the stupidity of Colburn's statement has to be seen to be believed:

On Fox & Friends, Border Patrol Foundation president defends pepper spraying latinx migrants because “it’s natural. You could actually put it on your nachos and eat it.” pic.twitter.com/QLdQXqqNno

— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) November 26, 2018

The outrageous claim and inhumanity of its implications did not go over well:

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