MSNBC was trolled in epic fashion on Friday, after a man crashed their live shot with a chant supporting Judge Roy Moore.
MSNBC’s Vaughn Hillyard was in Pensacola, Florida Friday for President Donald Trump’s speech and rally. The appearance had an added political bend, as many saw it as the President hoping to sway voters in nearby Alabama to vote for Judge Roy Moore in the Senate race there. Pensacola is near to the Alabama border, and many in the state’s border area share TV station coverage with Pensacola.
While Hillyard was speaking, a black man who appeared to be there to see the President crashed the live shot. Waving an American flag and chanting “Roy Moore is gonna win,” the man destroyed MSNBC’s partisan slant in about three seconds flat.
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.
Here is video of the incident. Enjoy!
While Hillyard kept his composure during the segment, he later tweeted about it, with a simple hashtag that revealed that he is glad the campaign is nearly over.
— Vaughn Hillyard (@VaughnHillyard) December 8, 2017