Fox News' Sean Hannity appears to have fallen for a parody news website's claim that 250,000 Middle Eastern refugees will be settled in the United States.

"You see the backlash emerging now in Europe over the refugee problem from Syria and Iraq," the cable news anchor said in an Oct. 19 interview with 2016 Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush, referring to the mass of refugees who've fled the terrors of the Syrian civil war and the Islamic State. "The president said he's going to bring in 250,000 refugees into this country. My fear is, and our national intelligence director James Clapper said, that ISIS in Iraq will infiltrate the refugee population."

"If that's the case, I don't think we can risk taking one refugee in, although we can help probably on a humanitarian basis," he added.

Bush responded by saying he'd, "never heard that, and that would be impossible to imagine logistically for us to screen."

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