MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle apologized on Friday for saying that Fox News held its Christmas party at Donald Trump’s Washington D.C. hotel given that the party is not at a Trump property and hasn’t even happened yet.
“I apologize for the error. I am truly, truly sorry,” Ruhle said.
The actual Fox News party will be at the Liaison Hotel, which was confirmed by a network spokesperson. However, Friday morning when discussing potential conflicts of interest for President-elect Trump, Ruhle said, “Think about the hotel in Washington now. The RNC is having their Christmas party there. Fox News had their Christmas party there.”
A few hours later, Ruhle addressed the mistake live on MSNBC.
“I need to apologize to the audience. Earlier today in a segment I stated that the Fox network held their holiday party at Trump’s D.C. hotel. I was wrong. We’ve since learned that neither Fox network nor an affiliate held any party at Trump’s Washington hotel. I stand corrected,” she said. “I apologize for the error. I am truly, truly sorry. The mistake, entirely my fault. And of course, I wish all my friends over at Fox a very happy holiday no matter where you have your party.”