In a series of bizarre nonsequiturs in Duluth, Minnesota Wednesday evening, President Donald Trump unleashed on NBC News for covering a monster hurricane hitting Louisiana and Mississippi instead of talking about his friend nominating him for a Nobel Prize.
Former President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize at the start of his presidency, and like the ever elusive Emmy Trump also hasn’t won, the Nobel Prize has never been within his grasp. The Obamas were nominated for seven Emmys for a series of things they produced with Netflix. They won an Emmy for outstanding directing for a documentary/nonfiction program for “American Factory.”
The hurricane was belittled by Trump as nothing more than “rain.”
It’s one of Trump’s favorite gripes against the media that recognition of him should come before natural disasters.
See the video below:
"They covered one story, it was about rain … these people are sick" — Trump tells a story about how he watched NBC News with Melania looking for coverage of his Nobel nominations, but instead they were covering a hurricane in Florida. This is supposed to be an attack on NBC. pic.twitter.com/n8p1rZhP95
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 1, 2020