Fox News host corrects Trump after he mistakenly thought US troops were landing in Ukraine as Russia launched its attack

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  • Trump erroneously said on Fox News on Wednesday that US troops were being deployed in Ukraine.

  • "You told me about the amphibious attack by Americans. You shouldn't be saying that," Trump said.

  • "No, those are the Russians," the Fox News host Laura Ingraham replied.

Shortly after former President Donald Trump was cut off during a call-in interview on Fox News on Wednesday night, he returned with a gaffe about the US military.

"You know what's also very dangerous is you told me about the amphibious attack by Americans," Trump said to the host Laura Ingraham on "The Ingraham Angle."

—Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) February 24, 2022

"You shouldn't be saying that, because you and everybody else shouldn't know about it," Trump continued. "They should do that secretly, not be doing that through the great Laura Ingraham."

"No, those are the Russians," Ingraham replied.

"Oh, I thought you said that we were sending people in," Trump said, adding, "That'll be next."

Ingraham was referring to unconfirmed reports of an amphibious assault by Russian forces in the Ukrainian port city of Odesa along the Black Sea, where Russia has been conducting naval exercises in recent weeks. The Ukrainian defense ministry said Russian troops did not descend on Odesa by sea.

Earlier on the show, Ingraham cut short her interview with Trump after the former president brought up his false claims about the 2020 election.

Trump had suggested that Russia's invasion of Ukraine "all happened because of a rigged election," adding, "This would have never happened."

Ingraham scrambled to move on from Trump to a live shot from the United Nations. "President Trump, we actually have — just, hold on, I'm so sorry to interrupt you — but we have, we're going to the Pentagon, I believe?" Ingraham said. "Ukraine, sorry. Ukraine is speaking at the UN."

In the buildup to the invasion, Russia deployed ships in a way that led some experts to believe there would be an amphibious assault on the southern border of Ukraine.

—Минобороны России (@mod_russia) February 8, 2022

The Drive reported last month that half a dozen Russian landing vessels had been spotted heading to the Mediterranean Sea, from which they could relocate to the Black Sea.

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