An interesting tweet from Brian Stelter flitted across the ol’ timeline today.
I went back and watched CNN’s first hour of Trump campaign coverage, one year ago today. It foreshadowed EVERYTHING https://t.co/nsH5xuru2y
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 16, 2016
Since this day just happens to mark a year since reality television personality and OG of birtherism Donald Trump announced his decision to run for president, the tweet was definitely worth the hasty click that followed.
Unsurprisingly, the footage dug up by Stelter & Co. showed hosts like Kate Bolduan and John Berman hesitantly covering the event that they, like everyone, were sure was some sort of stunt. At the time, no one took Trump seriously, but now, he’s the only Republican left in the game.
“The question is: is he serious this time or just selling something?” mused Berman.
Plenty would argue that he is.
Watch above to see Stelter narrate that infamous escalator scene.
Can you believe it’s been a year?
[image via screengrab]
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