Watch: Rachel Maddow explains how Trump left Americans in 'wanton danger' when he dropped out of North Korean negotiations
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After a day discussing the fallout of President Donald Trump's abrupt decision to pull out of talks with North Korea, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow noted Thursday night something about the move that most accounts missed: It appears to have put American lives in real jeopardy.

"When the president sent that letter this morning, with those foreign journalists, including American journalists, still on the ground in North Korea, completely under control of the North Korean government, that put those journalists in danger, in wanton danger," she said.

"The president said American forces today were 'ready if necessary,'" she said. "Ready if necessary in case North Korean leader decided to do something 'foolish' after he decided to tank these nuclear talks."

She added: "Bet that was a long train ride back to the airport for those reporters in that moment."

Watch the video below.