In case you missed it, a seven-year-old migrant girl has died after being taken into Border Patrol custody:

More from the Washington Post:

According to CBP records, the girl and her father were taken into custody about 10 p.m. Dec. 6 south of Lordsburg, N.M., as part of a group of 163 people who approached U.S. agents to turn themselves in.

More than eight hours later, the child began having seizures at 6:25 a.m., CBP records show. Emergency responders, who arrived soon after, measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees, and according to a statement from CBP, she “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”

After a helicopter flight to Providence Children’s Hospital in El Paso, the child went into cardiac arrest and “was revived,” according to the agency. “However, the child did not recover and died at the hospital less than 24 hours after being transported,” CBP said.

Her story is heartbreaking. Naturally, the Left is trying to use her death to point to the cruelty and inhumanity of our policies regarding illegal immigration.

The media got the ball rolling:

And the Left is running with it:

She did deserve better — from her own father. Because based on the information that’s out there, he bears a great deal of the responsibility.

We’re supposed to be outraged at Nielsen for that remark, but based on what we know, she’s right.

That little certainly deserved better. She deserved better than to be exploited by Democrats and the media for the sake of pushing a narrative.

As Tiana Lowe writes:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection take in a group of illegal immigrants wandering through the New Mexico desert into custody, and a 7-year-old girl whose father hadn’t given her food or water for days, begins to have seizures just eight hours after being detained, goes into cardiac arrest, and ultimately dies of dehydration and septic shock.

Do you blame the CBP, which worked to get the Guatemalan girl into a helicopter and to a hospital after she began having seizures? Or do you blame the father who dragged his daughter through the desert for several days?

This is the Trump era, so you know exactly who the media is blaming.

The father dragging his daughter along through the desert for multiple days bears some blame here. At least it’s a relevant aspect of the story. Also, we don’t yet know what care, food, or water CBP provided while she was in custody. So you’d hope the press would wait until more details were available before assigning and implying blame here. But there’s a politically convenient story to tell here, so such balance or caution goes out the door.

Exactly. Facts should trump the narrative, but in this case, it’s the opposite.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.