Fox & Friends Runs Chyron Claiming ‘Trump Cuts U.S. Aid to 3 Mexican Countries’

Fox & Friends Runs Chyron Claiming ‘Trump Cuts U.S. Aid to 3 Mexican Countries’

Yes, this is real.

At the top of Sunday morning’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, the curvy couch crew discussed President Trump’s announcement that he was cutting aid to Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala due to the surge of asylum-seekers making their way to the American southern border. Trump is accusing all three countries of purposely setting up migrant caravans and sending them to the United States.

While the hosts talked about the president’s decision, an on-air banner read: “Trump Cuts U.S. Aid To 3 Mexican Countries.” Uh huh.

See below:

After roughly 30 seconds, the chyron was pulled down and replaced with one reading “Trump Threatens To Close Southern Border.” Later in the program, the F&F crew issued an on-air correction of the inaccurate graphic, saying they “want to be clear the funding is being cut off to three Central American countries.”

“We apologize for the error — it never should have happened,” host Ed Henry said.

Watch the clip above, via Fox News.

[H/T Bad Fox Graphics]

Justin Baragona

Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.