MSNBC confuses ex-Trump Navy secretary and infamous white supremacist



MSNBC's "AM Joy" mixed up their Richard Spencers on Sunday morning when they accidentally put up a picture of white supremacist Richard Spencer during a piece about Richard V. Spencer, the former Navy secretary who was sacked by the Trump Administration over the president's decision to reverse the demotion of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.

When AM Joy showed an excerpt from Spencer's opinion piece, it included an image of a man with the same name, Rihcard Spencer - but who is a neo-Nazi who serves as president of the National Policy Institute, a white supremacist think tank.

Reid later issued an on-air correction.

The mistake she is referring to involved a graphic showing part of an Op-Ed in the Washington Post from former Navy Secretary Spencer titled "Richard Spencer: I was sacked as Navy secretary".

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"This was a shocking and unprecedented intervention in a low-level review", Spencer wrote.

"The Navy will NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy Seal Eddie Gallagher's Trident Pin", Trump tweeted last week.

Moments after working a little of an interview Spencer gave in order to CBS final week, Reid released the graphic about Spencer' t op-ed.

It was Richard Spencer - but the wrong one. This is exactly what Spencer wrote in an op-ed as to what the White House did, " she mentioned because the present set up a graphic illustrated with a large of his feedback - as well as a photograph of the white supremacist Bradzino.

'So that is definitely not a photo of former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, ' BuzzFeed News social media strategist Josh Billinson posted to Twitter Sunday morning, along with a grab of the gaffe image. The audio was recorded in the immediate aftermath of the 2017 Charlottesville riots, with Spencer vowing to return to the Virginia town for additional far-right protests.

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