'This forum is a joke': Matt Lauer ripped online for 'offensive' treatment of Clinton
Matt Lauer hosts a 'Today Show' segment from the deck of the USS Intrepid on Sept. 7, 2016. (YouTube)

Today Show host Matt Lauer was pilloried on social media on Wednesday night for his line of questioning toward former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during an NBC event hosted by a veterans group.

As Reuters reported, despite the "Commander-in-Chief Forum" being geared toward veterans' issues, Lauer opened the show by asking Clinton about her emails.

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Clinton supporters online accused Lauer of not only revisiting questions that weren't germane to the forum, but repeatedly interrupting her while doing so, as seen below:

Lauer's handling of Republican Donald Trump, however, drew a different reaction: