MSNBC Anchor Fires Back on Twitter After Colleague Rebukes Him On-Air Over Immigration

MSNBC Anchor Fires Back on Twitter After Colleague Rebukes Him On-Air Over Immigration

MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin took to Twitter to defend himself minutes after a Monday segment in which NBC News White House correspondent Kelly O’Donnell rebuked him on-air over his description of President Trump’s immigration views.

While Mohyeldin was referencing President Trump’s infamous “shithole countries” remarks to lawmakers last year in which the president suggested America should bring in more immigrants from Norway, O’Donnell immediately pushed back on the anchor’s interpretation of Trump’s policy position.

“I don’t know that the president has expressed a preference for Nordic countries,” she replied. “That is something where— I’m not sure where you’re getting that from. He certainly said he has an emphasis on merit-based immigration. And he has talked about that extensively. So that matches up to his rhetoric.”

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