Rachel Maddow Show Blames Venezuela Unrest on ‘Trump Donations’
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 donationfrom 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.
The images were of massive protests against the country's socialist government bringing about a collapsing economy and starvation, not donations to the Trump inauguration. Maddow herself did not expressly make that claim, but the show's use of the chyron suggested the connection.