The TODAY Show aired Matt Lauer‘s pre-recorded interview with Brian Williams on Friday morning, and it was… awkward. Lauer repeated pushed his network colleague for straight answers, but Williams wouldn’t budge. I mean, he did answer Lauer’s question(s) about the infamous helicopter crash story, but Williams was unable to simply admit that he’d knowingly lied.
As you can imagine, Twitter had a field day with the interview.
From the get-go, many noticed just how unwilling Lauer was to let Williams sneak by his more pointed questions:
Wow, Matt Lauer is not letting Brian Williams off easy in this interview.
— Michael Ausiello (@MichaelAusiello) June 19, 2015
Wow, I never thought I’d see Brian Williams look so *diminished*. Shaken, desperate. http://t.co/yLbPFX8HfF
— Paul Fidalgo (@PaulFidalgo) June 19, 2015
Some found humor in Williams’ constant squirming:
— Michelle Go (@Go_Michelle_Go) June 19, 2015
Despite Lauer’s insistence, many didn’t buy it:
This interview is not making Brian Williams look any better.
— Brett (@Brosner85) June 19, 2015
Brian Williams interview just now on Today. What a joke.
— Juliet Huddy (@JulietHuddyTV) June 19, 2015
I would like this Brian Williams/Matt Lauer interview a lot more if it was live. Too fabricated – answers too rehearsed. Not sincere enough.
— Matt Scott (@tvmattscott) June 19, 2015
Watching the Brian Williams interview. I don’t think he’s helping himself. Seems apologetic but I’m not feeling the 100% accountability.
— Chris Brathwaite (@ChrisBrathw8) June 19, 2015
This Brian Williams interview is painful. Not because it’s bad…but because I’m not quite sure Brian gets it.
— Gregor Rossino (@GregorRossino) June 19, 2015
This Brian Williams interview is brutal. How hard is it to say you lied?
— Whitney Smith (@smithwhitney) June 19, 2015
And then, there’s Donald Trump (or Trump’s social media intern), who used the British spelling of “apologizing” for some reason:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 19, 2015
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