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MSNBC Host Learns North Korea Story Is Fake News — Keeps Pushing It Anyway

MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle just tried to spread some serious fake news that made GOP Rep. Rodney Davis look bad on air.

Davis (R-IL) appeared on MSNBC Monday to defend President Trump’s accomplishments thus far, and cited Trump’s meeting with the Chinese president to place sanctions on North Korea.

“Over the weekend, North Korea had another missile test and put out there that they believe it could possibly hold a nuclear warhead that could reach the United States,” Ruhle argued. “What concrete evidence do you have that that meeting…resulted in positive outcomes?”

However, just 20 minutes before this exchange, MSNBC’s Pentagon correspondent told Ruhle that the missile can’t reach the United States.

“Hans Nichols is following this story from the Pentagon,” Ruhle said of the North Korean missile test earlier in her broadcast. “Hans, North Korea now warning the U.S. it has capabilities to hit the U.S. at home. But you say you’ve heard something different.”

“The assessment here, the preliminary assessment…this missile couldn’t reach that far, at least to the West Coast,” Nichols informed her.

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