Fox News had trouble with geography Sunday when it broadcast an erroneous graphic that referred to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as “Mexican countries,” earning ridicule from social media.

The network’s morning show, “Fox & Friends,” was discussing President Donald Trump’s plan to cut aid to the three Central American nations when it displayed the graphic: “Trump cuts U.S. aid to 3 Mexican countries.”

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— Blake News (@blakehounshell) March 31, 2019

El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras are independent nations, located south of Mexico, a separate country that is not part of Central America. Trump has blamed those three countries for a recent influx of asylum-seekers to the U.S-Mexico border.

Many of the migrants have sought asylum in the U.S. because of troubling conditions within their home countries for which the U.S. has provided relief. There are now concerns that cutting off financial aid could eliminate programs that have kept people from migrating northward.

Fox News later issued an apology and correction for the graphic, but not before it was caught by viewers who had plenty of jokes to chime in with.

I woke up this morning thinking there was only 1 Mexican country. Thanks @FoxNews for the education. 🤦🏾‍♀️

— Kimberly Phillips (@Hokiehorn) March 31, 2019

Can’t help but feel a little disappointed…it was great to spend Spring Break with my family, but we only got to see 1 of the 3 Mexican Nations. #betterlucknexttime pic.twitter.com/wLUJ6b9sqw

— Stephanie Ruhle (@SRuhle) March 31, 2019

Quick, someone ask @FoxNews which continent Mexico is on. https://t.co/lTYfAJYaBI

— ej (@KeseysNotion) March 31, 2019

North Mexico, South Mexico and Mexiopotamia

— Dr. KeishaBee (@KeishaBee626) March 31, 2019

Really unfair how Mexico gets to have 3+ teams at the World Cup.

— Max Kennerly (@MaxKennerly) March 31, 2019

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— The Lindberg (@DignityWraith) March 31, 2019

That IS how they see us @FoxNews pic.twitter.com/le4StDkG4n

— Paola Ramos (@paoramos) March 31, 2019 RELATED COVERAGE Trump Administration Seeks To Cut Aid To El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Download

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https://www.huffpost.com/entry/fox-news-divides-mexico-into-3-countries_n_5ca0cee7e4b00ba6327e884c

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