The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" has revealed her secret to avoid crying on-air while reporting on the cruelty of the Trump administration.
The host revealed her method during an interview with Laura Brown, the editor-in-chief of InStyle magazine.
"What makes you angry about what’s happening now?" Brown asked the television host.
"I’m not that angry of a person. I get frustrated," Maddow replied.
"I get sad. I’m an easy crier. I am emotionally affected by the wanton infliction of cruelty on people who have done nothing wrong and don’t deserve it. It doesn’t change the way I do stuff. Sometimes I think ahead about little tricks and techniques to not cry on air when I’m talking about something unbelievably terrible," she explained.
"Like what?" Brown asked.
"Pinch yourself right here [pinches her hand between her thumb and index finger]. Just really wrench it. It causes a nerve pain response," she revealed. "Sometimes I cry on TV. That happens. I’d rather it not."
Spending time with @maddow was a distinct pleasure for the brain. She’s both brilliant and necessary. In … https://t.co/RMFnA91ftw— Laura Brown (@Laura Brown)1569948194.0