Watch: MSNBC’s Reid Misidentifies Trump Quote

On Saturday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” host Joy Reid claimed that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s call for nationwide stop-and-frisk at a Fox News town hall earlier in the week was in response to a question on “the killings of black men in Charlotte and Tulsa” when, according to the video of the town hall released by Fox, the question Trump was responding to was about how he would prevent black-on-black crime.

Reid played a clip of Trump saying at the town hall, “Well, one of the things I’d do, Ricardo, is, I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to. We did it in New York. It worked incredibly well. And you have to be proactive. And, you know, you really help people sort of change their mind automatically.”

She then said, “So, this was in response to a question at a Fox News town hall, and the question was about what Donald Trump as president would do in the wake of the killings of black men in Charlotte and Tulsa by police. His answer is, well, you’ve got to bring back stop-and-frisk, it worked so well in New York.”

According to the video of the town hall, which is embedded above, the question Trump was responding to when he called for stop-and-frisk, which was omitted from the clip of Trump’s call for stop-and-frisk that aired on MSNBC was, “[T]here’s been a lot of violence in the black community. I want to know what you would do to help stop that violence, you know, black-on-black crime.”

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