MSNBC host Rachel Maddow makes no secret of her leftward leanings — and during the 2016 presidential campaign, she was no fan of Donald Trump.
So on Election Night, as electoral votes rolled in for the Republican presidential nominee, Maddow more than a few times sounded quite disappointed.
Brian Williams, who sat next to Maddow during Tuesday evening's broadcast, at one point announced off camera that Trump had won North Carolina. Then another voice — presumably Maddow's — uttered, "Whoa."
That exclamation was followed by a clearly audible, "Well, that's a bitch."
When Williams, again off camera, announced that Trump was beating Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton by an electoral total of 228 to 209, an audible "ugh" — presumably from Maddow — was heard. (There is contention that it was Williams' sigh.)
As Trump's tallies continued to build, Maddow — finally seen on camera — took to task apparently those who voted for third-party candidates: "Well, it is what it is. People go into this eyes wide open. If you vote for somebody who can't win for president, it means you don't care who wins for president."
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And for a finale, here's Maddow — yes, clearly sighing and speaking directly into the camera with a smile that can only be described as forced — reminding viewers of what just transpired on Election Night.
"You're awake, by the way," she told viewers. "You're not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also, you're not dead and haven't gone to hell. This is your life now. This is our election now. This is us. This is our country. It's real."
This story has been updated.