MSNBC anchor Craig Melvin suffered an awkward deviation Tuesday when NBC News correspondent Ken Dilanian used profane language in response to his on-air introduction.
The profane exchange came as Melvin asked his guest to discuss the implications of the Trump administration’s unwillingness to cooperate with the Biden transition team until the 2020 presidential election results were certified.
To the shock of many viewers, Dilanian responded to Melvin’s introduction with, “Oh s—. F—.”
“OK,” Melvin said. ” I think we lost Ken for a second. We’ll try to get him back there.”
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Melvin subsequently cut away from Dilanian — but the damage had already been done, with audiences quick to take note on social media.
According to Mediaite, Melvin