“We can’t have it, it wasn’t rooted in reality”
"We just can't have it," Brian Williams says of MSNBC's decision to cut away from Donald Trump's dangerous speech almost immediately after it began. pic.twitter.com/xCfw2MGbqZ
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) November 6, 2020
Daily Beast: While CNN and Fox News both carried President Donald Trump’s 16-minute speech in its entirety Thursday evening—his first since prematurely and falsely declaring victory on Election Night—MSNBC pulled the plug after just 30 seconds.
Trump was ranting about “illegal votes” when anchor Brian Williams broke in to say, “Here we are again in the unusual position of not only interrupting the president of the United States but correcting the president of the United States.” He added, “There are no illegal votes that we know of. There has no been no Trump victory that we know of.”
Donald Trump is not telling the truth.
20 seconds into his speech, @MSNBC cut in, corrected the record, and then returned to an interview with Arizona's Secretary of State who also corrected the president and said that there were not illegal votes being counted.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 5, 2020
Later, Williams explained to viewers that MSNBC’s decision not to carry the president’s remarks “was not done as a stunt or out of theatrics, we just can’t have it,“ adding, “It was not rooted in reality. And at this point where our country is, it’s dangerous.”
“Donald Trump basically went out and accused neutral polling companies…the media, Democrats and local election officials of all getting together…to fake a result,” @NicolleDWallace says of Pres. Trump’s latest speech.https://t.co/DdWkxld8YK
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 6, 2020
Nicolle Wallace, who watched the speech in order to report on it, said, “I’m proud to work at a network that didn’t contribute to what Trump just did,” calling it “one of the more dangerous acts” he has undertaken as president.
While CNN and Fox News both carried President Donald Trump’s 16-minute speech in its entirety—his first since prematurely and falsely declaring victory on Election Night—MSNBC pulled the plug after just 30 seconds https://t.co/bZHiPuvSF9
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) November 6, 2020
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Trump is in an ‘uncontrollable rage’: Mary Trump says ‘somebody has to step in and stop’ her uncle
Raw Story: The president’s niece dissected her uncle’s highly controversial press conference during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC.
Anchor Lawrence O’Donnell asked Mary Trump what she saw watching Donald Trump’s address to the nation.
“Well, we’re seeing a man who is in a unique position,” she replied. “Donald has never been in this place before where there’s nobody to bail him out, there’s nobody to buy him out. He’s desperate, he’s flailing, and there’s literally nothing he can do legitimately except to watch this play out helplessly.”
“This wasn’t just Donald obfuscating or lying. This was Donald talking about an attempted coup,” she explained. “The leader of a country trying desperately to de-legitimize an election. it is obscene and somebody has to step in and stop him.”
O’Donnell noted reports her uncle is in a downwards spiral mentally.
“What would be your imagined view of what your uncle is going through in the White House now?” O’Donnell asked.
“Oh, he’s in an uncontrollable rage, I would imagine,” she replied.