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Trump Mocks MSNBC Over Technical Issue

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President Trump mocked MSNBC Thursday morning after the moderators of the first Democratic debate had to cut to a commercial break over technical issues.

“Thank you @MSNBC, real professionals! @chucktodd @maddow," he wrote, posting a video made by Carpe Donktum. 

During the second half of the debate when "Meet The Press" moderator Chuck Todd and MSNBC host Rachel Maddow took over, candidates could not hear Todd’s question. The issues was not resolved quickly enough for the debate to continue without a break. 

"I think we had a little mic issue in the back," he said, looking at the control room.

When he tried to continue, it was evident candidates could not hear.

"What is happening?" Maddow asked.

"We are hearing our colleagues' audio," Todd said. "If the control room can turn off the mics... if the control room can turn off the mics of our previous moderators..."

"You know, we prepared for everything," Maddow said. "We did not prepare for this."

"We're going to take a quick break, we're gonna get this technical situation fixed," Todd said before cutting to a commercial. 

On Wednesday, Trump said the network should be ashamed of itself for the sound issue. 

“.@NBCNews and @MSNBC should be ashamed of themselves for having such a horrible technical breakdown in the middle of the debate. Truly unprofessional and only worthy of a FAKE NEWS Organization, which they are!”

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