Last Updated on November 10, 2020
National Broadcasting Corporation correspondent Ken Dilanian has attributed a profane on-air outburst that coincided with Tuesday’s breaking news that President Donald Trump won the state of North Carolina to “some technical difficulties” and the “Perils of playing producer, cameraman and tech support all at the same time from home.
Viewers of MSNBC were caught off guard when Dilanian did not respond to a question from host Craig Melvin, and instead appeared to look down at his phone several times and become very visibly alarmed.
“Oh s**t, f**k,” Dilanian gasped.
The camera quickly cut away from Dilanian and back to Melvin, who was caught at a momentary loss for words before saying, “Okay.”
SCREAMING 😂😂🔥! He found out Trump won NC in real time! https://t.co/uwPf281l5v
— KEEM 🍿 (@KEEMSTAR) November 10, 2020
Dilanian quickly took to Twitter after the incident to post an apology: “So sorry for the profanity I used on air last hour. I was experiencing some technical difficulties and mistakenly hung up on the control room, though my mic still was on. Perils of playing producer, cameraman and tech support all at the same time from home. #2020.”
The NBC correspondent’s “technical difficulties” with the “control room” coincided almost to the minute with breaking news that President Donald Trump had won the state of North Carolina.
Democratic Party senate challenger and philandering spouse Cal Cunningham was also defeated in North Carolina by Republican Thom Tillis:
On Tuesday afternoon, a full week after the election, The Decision Desk HQ has called North Carolina for President Donald Trump and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), showing a sound defeat for Tillis’ well-funded Democratic challenger, Cal Cunningham, who National File exposed for having an extramarital affair with the wife of a U.S. Army veteran who apparently became suicidal after learning his wife was cheating him.
Decision Desk HQ officially projects that President Trump and Tillis will be the winners of the North Carolina elections, despite the vote having frozen at 94% reported on November 3 and remained almost constant until the race was called.
Dilanian’s Twitter feed is, unsurprisingly, littered with posts that are critical of President Donald Trump and the GOP.