MSNBC’s Wallace apologizes for remark on Trump and Latinos

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This June 15, 2017 photo released by MSNBC shows Nicolle Wallace on the set of her show “Deadline: White House,” in Washington. Her show airs weekdays at 4 p.m. (Nathan Congleton/MSNBC via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace has apologized for falsely saying on her show that President Donald Trump was “talking about exterminating Latinos.”

She apologized Tuesday on Twitter for a comment she made on her show the day before. She tweeted that her mistake wasn’t intentional and that she was sorry.

Wallace was responding to a remark by USA Today columnist Raul Reyes, who was a guest on her afternoon show. Reyes had noted that Trump has talked about an infestation through illegal immigration, and the natural conclusion is to attempt an extermination.

Wallace was a communications director for former President George W. Bush and has been a harsh critic of Trump.

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