But before the apology came the tweet, the disbelief, the jokes and the reflection. And before all that, there was the chyron.
On Sunday, “Fox & Friends” quickly jumped to news of the president’s plans to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to three Central American countries over the flow of migrants to the U.S.-Mexico border. Trump has already warned of closing the border.
As Henry talked about the president “going full-court press on Mexico” and co-host Pete Hegseth spoke of “cutting payments, aid payments, to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras,” a chyron — the caption superimposed over the video — characterized it slightly differently. It referred to them as “3 Mexican countries.”
The chyron was soon shared by a Twitter account that looks to publicize “awkward images, clumsy captions, flawed headlines, & memorable moments as seen on the Fox networks & ‘Fox presidency.’”
The (bipartisan) jokes
The report added, “Trump’s action was the culmination of a months-long battle in the U.S. government over the aid program, which grew substantially under the Obama administration and was intended to address the root causes of migration — violence, a lack of jobs and poverty.”
Later in the show, Henry would apologize for the chyron, saying that “it never should have happened.”