NBC's Brian Williams called out Donald Trump for being an arrogant blowhard during NBC's election coverage, but there's one small problem. NBC gives Trump his biggest platform of all.
"This is, as they say, out there and getting an airing tonight, so you might as well know about it," Williams starts. "Donald Trump, who has driven well past the last exit to relevance and veered into something closer to irresponsible here, is tweeting tonight. Here's a sampling..." (Emphasis ours.)
Williams proceded to read some of these tweets, all courtesy of Mr. Trump:
Lets fight like hell and stop this great and disgusting injustice! The world is laughing at us.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
This election is a total sham and a travesty. We are not a democracy!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
Our country is now in serious and unprecedentedtrouble...like never before.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
We can't let this happen. We should march on Washington and stop this travesty. Our nation is totally divided!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2012
There was also this Trump tweet captured below that he's since (wisely) deleted:
I think I can block you now. RT @realdonaldtrump: More votes equals a loss...revolution!— Jared Keller (@jaredbkeller) November 7, 2012
"So there, you have that. That happened," Williams concluded.
This is the part where we applaud Brian Williams for taking a stand against an awful, self-promoting blowhard like Trump, who shouldn't be relevant enough to garner a mention on election night in the middle of a live broadcast. But that's where we are, and it's partially NBC's fault. They are the ones that broadcast Trump into our living rooms in primetime on a weekly basis every year with his stupid and awful reality competition, The Apprentice. They have done so since January 2004, and they plan to do it again in March 2013.
Donald Trump, you are the loser this time. And a rather sore one, too.
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