Brian Williams hit with Internet wrath after calling Obama’s speech a ‘Richard Pryor delivery’
MSNBC host Brian Williams found himself being slammed on Twitter again after his take on President Barack Obama’s remarks on Tuesday.
“The president was being urged by one member of the crowd to preach,” Williams said following Obama’s campaign appearance with Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “He seemingly tried to at one point — borrowing almost a Richard Pryor delivery to deliver the degree of his disgust and disdain for the other side, the comments clearly aimed at Donald Trump.”
Williams’ bizarre comparison between Obama and the late comedian was quickly criticized, as seen below, with at least one user bringing up the fact that Williams ended up at MSNBC following the loss of his NBC Nightly News anchor job:
"Brian Williams" called Obama's speech the Richard Pryor treatment. Next you'll say saw him on fire and helped put out the flames..
— Cornelius Moore (@CMooreHere) July 5, 2016
Dont be surprised Brian Williams said Obama gave "Richard Pryor" delivery
He now works for rightwing @msnbc – he's supposed to be racist
— Jon In Seattle (@JonInSeattle1) July 5, 2016
Brian Williams refers to Richard Prior while summarizing Prez Obama's wrap up proves his white privilege and ineptness.
— Rick Jenkins (@Rickiejay) July 5, 2016
Brian Williams said the Obama's speech was the "Richard Pryor delivery". Chuck Todd asked if Obama was too good at this. MSNBC is a toilet.
— Jake Dawson (@jdny2) July 5, 2016
— Dina (@dinasailing) July 5, 2016
Watch Williams’ observation, as posted online, below.