Fox News Apologizes After Chyron Calls El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras "3 Mexican Countries"
"We apologize for the error — it never should have happened," 'Fox & Friends' co-host Ed Henry said on air later in the broadcast.
Fox News apologized on Sunday after a chyron referred to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as "three Mexican countries."
The graphic in question read "Trump Cuts U.S. Aid to 3 Mexican Countries" and appeared Sunday during a segment on Fox & Friends in which the hosts were discussing President Donald Trump's recent declaration that he is seeking to cut funding to those countries as their citizens are fleeing north and overwhelming U.S. resources at the border. The announcement comes as the president has threatened to shut down the U.S. border with Mexico over immigration, according to the Associated Press.
"We want to clarify and correct something that happened earlier in this show," co-host Ed Henry said later in the broadcast. "We had an inaccurate graphic onscreen while talking about this very story. We just want to be clear, the funding is being cut off to the three Central American countries. We apologize for the error — it never should have happened."
People flocked to social media to point out the error, including the likes of New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez calling out the gaffe.
"'3 Mexican Countries.' Just a reminder that these are the same folks who assert their superiority by belittling the intelligence and good faith of others," she tweeted.
See the error, below.