Rachel Maddow Catches the State Department in One of Its Most Shameless Lies of Trump's Presidency

On Tuesday, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow took the U.S. State Department to task for releasing a completely false statement about where a picture of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was taken.


A photo claimed to show Tillerson meeting with President Ashraf Ghani of Aghanistan in Kabul. He was actually on a U.S. military base.

“The State Department initially tried to get away with saying that this meeting between Rex Tillerson on the left and Ashraf Ghani on the right, took place in the capital city of Kabul," Maddow said. "It did not. They did not meet in Kabul. They met, rather, inside the perimeter of a U.S. military base at Bagram.”

In a particularly weird twist, the Afghan government digitally manipulated a copy of the photo it disseminated to remove a clock that revealed the location to be an American military base.

The State Department issued a correction on Twitter, admitting that Tillerson did not meet with the president in Kabul as it initially claimed.

Watch the full segment below.

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