As Donald Trump triumphed in the race to the White House a television news anchor has bemoaned his incredible success. As various major US news networks prepared to confirm the Republican’s victory over Hillary Clinton, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow gave a bitter response while live on air. The somber host told MSNBC viewers, as Mr. Trump edged towards victory: “You’re awake by the way. “You’re not having a terrible, terrible dream. Also you’re not dead and you haven’t gone to hell. “This is your life now, this is our election now, this is us, this is our country – it’s real.” Social media users attacked the television anchor for her moaning comments following on from Mr Trump securing the key swing states Florida, Ohio and North Carolina.
One Twitter user wrote: “I’m sick of Rachel Maddow and all the MSNBC people acting like they’re so stunned that Donald Trump is winning. He stands for America.” Another posted: “Meltdown of the night: Rachel Maddow is losing it as Trump wins Ohio, North Carolina and it’s hilarious.” A critic said: “Rachel Maddow is so clearly disgusted with American voters that she has lost touch with reality. Trump did not win on anti-Muslim.” — She was not the only television presenter singled out for criticism because of their coverage leaning towards Mrs Clinton. BBC host Andrew Neil came under fire and was accused of being “biased” towards the Democrat candidate from viewers in the UK. Furious viewers said it was “obvious” Neil was backing Mrs Clinton and demanded the BBC “not be a vehicle for its presenters to voice their own political views.”