Rachel Maddow made the claim that Venezuelans are enraged by a donation a state-run oil company made to the Trump inauguration, per Free Beacon.
And as she made this claim, footage of Venezuelan riots looped on the air, drawing a connection between the country’s civil unrest and President Trump.
Check it out:
MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” on Thursday night played images of rioting and protests in Venezuela with the chyron “Unrest in Venezuela Over Trump Donations,” while Maddow claimed Venezuelans were “enraged anew” over a Trump Inaugural Committee FEC filing showing a major donation from Citgo Petroleum, an American subsidiary of Venezuela’s state-owned oil company, Petróleos de Venezuela.
While Maddow did discuss the violence and economic unrest gripping the country, her show continued to air video of protests while she talked about Citgo donating $500,000 to President Trump’s inauguration…
As she put it, the country is “in intense turmoil right now,” noting three people were killed this week during anti-government protests.
Maddow’s show effectively drew connections between Citgo’s $500,000 donation to President Trump’s inauguration and the anger gripping the country.
I can only imagine what fake news of this caliber will do for Maddow’s ratings—especially after her “I have Trump’s tax returns” fiasco that left America outraged last month.