MSNBC’s Joy Reid gets ridiculed for “Trump’s Soviet wives” comment


MSNBC host Joy Reid attempted to attack President Donald Trump for his “Soviet” wives via Twitter Friday afternoon but only ended up making a fool of herself.

“Donald Trump married one American (his second wife) and two women from what used to be Soviet Yugoslavia: Ivana-Slovakia, Melania-Slovenia,” Reid stated in a mistake-laden tweet.

The tweet came seemingly without reason, but Reid often talks about the ongoing FBI investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election and allegations that Trump’s presidential campaign “colluded” with Russian operatives on her MSNBC show. So, she may have tweeted her fake-news “facts” about the President’s wife and ex-wives to illustrate a deeper connection to Russia via the former Soviet Union, which was dissolved in 1991.

But that plan backfired miserably, as other Twitter users called her out for each and every mistake she made.

Her claim that Trump’s first wife Ivana is from Slovakia is wrong; the mother of Trump’s eldest three children was actually born in Czechoslovakia.

Her claim that Yugoslavia was Soviet is also incorrect. The Eastern European country was communist, but Yugoslavia was never part of the Soviet bloc, which means it was not a member of the U.S.S.R. So, neither Melania or Ivana are Soviet.

Reid did get one thing straight: Trump’s second wife, Marla Maples, is definitely American and hails from Georgia. Also, she was right about Melania being from Slovenia.

Reid acknowledged one of her mistakes as it was pointed out to her on Twitter. Thought other commenters on social media were not so polite.

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