MSNBC Anchor Fact-Checks Random Trump Supporters

Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor

MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle felt the need on Thursday to conduct a fact check on some random Trump supporters who attended the president’s rally in Minnesota.


The MSNBC cameras captured the thoughts of some Trump supporters on the separations of families at the border at the rally in Duluth, Minnesota, on Wednesday night.

“When a person goes, robs a bank, he’s separated from his family anyways,” one supporter said. “Same as people coming into this country — I’m an immigrant myself. I came here in 2000, and when we immigrated we came here legally.”

Another expressed a similar sentiment, arguing, “If I get arrested, my kids aren’t going to see me for awhile either.”

The camera cut back to Ruhle, who had a clear look of disdain on her face.

“What in the world are they talking about?” she asked.

“First of all, they’re not trying to cross illegally,” Ruhle said, claiming that there is a “bottleneck” at ports of entry and so immigrants have no choice but to illegally cross the Rio Grande river. “This is misinformation, and it’s obscene that we’re doing this to our own American people.”

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