Maddow Chokes On Her Own Narrative, Apologizes For Losing It On Air


Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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MSNBC host Rachel Maddow broke down in tears during a live broadcast on Tuesday night. She was covering the latest news regarding the shelters housing illegal immigrant children at the border when an update caught her by surprise.

Maddow read the update live regarding “tender age” shelters in Texas that were housing the youngest of the unaccompanied children.

“The AP has just broken some new news, this has just come out from the Associated Press … this is incredible.

Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children … to at lest three … put up the graphic of this? Thank you. Do we have it? No? Three ‘tender age’ shelters in south Texas. Lawyers and medical providers … I think I’m going to have to hand this off.”

Maddow passed the torch to fellow host Lawrence O’Donnell but followed up with a series of tweets explaining what had happened.