Live TV comes with its obvious risks, which is what NBC News reporter Vaughn Hillyard found today.
Reporting from the streets of Pensacola, Florida ahead of President Donald Trump’s campaign-style rally there this evening, Hillyard noted that Trump was expected to use the event to campaign for embattled Alabama GOP Senate nominee Roy Moore, especially considering Pensacola is right near the border of Alabama.
As Hillyard discussed the latest developments in the highly anticipated Senate race, a man appeared behind him and began shouting support for Moore. Waving an American flag and marching back and forth, the guy chanted “Roy Moore’s gonna win” over and over.
Wrapping up his report as the man continued to yell and bounce around, Hillyard told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell that “there’s clearly some Alabamians that have made their way here to Pensacola.”
Mitchell ended the segment by praising Hillyard for keeping his composure, stating that she loved the details in his live report. “That’s exactly what political reporting is all about,” she concluded.
Shortly after the live hit, colleague Frank Thorp posted a gif of Hillyard on Twitter, resulting in Hillyard’s very appropriate response.
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) December 8, 2017
The election takes place on December 12th.
Watch the clip above, via MSNBC.
[image via screengrab]
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