Lester Holt interviewed Donald Trump in Trump Tower tonight, which is fine, but it came with the rather curious decision to anchor the entire NBC Nightly News broadcast from Trump Tower.
It’s not clear why this happened, but whatever the case, Trump Tower was visible in the background during Holt’s live reports on the news of the day, as well as the interior of Trump’s office during the interview.
A lot of people noticed and had a problem with this:
— Armando (@armandodkos) May 4, 2016
@mlcalderone .MTP will be live from Mar a Lago and Joe & Mika wear Trump cheerleader outfits .NBC News just "jumped the shark"
— Bob Kaplan (@Bkaplan125) May 4, 2016
NBC News throwing in the towel, broadcasting the entire evening news from Trump Tower https://t.co/fN6YJE5j7d
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) May 4, 2016
Lester Holt is anchoring NBC's evening news from the lobby of Trump Tower. And the media isn't a large part of America's Trump problem, eh?
— TC (@tchop__StL) May 4, 2016
But Trump Tower is a very short walk to 30 Rock. Why could Trump just walk over to NBC? https://t.co/Gq8qgTkdgz
— Bobby Rivers (@BobbyRiversTV) May 4, 2016
If you believe TV news bolstered Trump, here's fodder: Lester Holt will anchor NBC Nightly News from Trump Tower shortly.
— Trip Gabriel (@tripgabriel) May 4, 2016
Fun experiment: imagine how people would react if, say, a nightly network newscast anchored live from, say, Chappaqua.
You can watch clips from the broadcast above, via NBC.
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