MSNBC confuses former Navy secretary with notorious white supremacist

by John Wesley Reid · Dec 2nd, 2019 12:26 pm

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Last Updated Dec 2nd, 2019 at 3:02 pm

Former Trump Navy Secretary Richard Spencer was confused with another Richard Spencer in an MSNBC graphic that aired on Sunday. The graphic included quotes from Secretary Richard Spencer but is accompanied by a picture of white supremacist Richard Spencer.

Host Joy-Ann Reid offered an apology:

"Earlier in the segment, as we were talking about former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer. Very deeply sorry for that mistake."

The pictured Spencer, 41, responded to the mistake on Twitter:

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