Democratic debate marred by NBC audio snafu

Comcast's NBC and MSNBC came under fire for a brief technical snafu during the 2020 Democratic debate.

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Shortly after 10pm ET, the start of the second hour, the audio dropped out creating confusion among the hosts and the ten candidates.

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Commentators Rachel Maddow of MSNBC and Chuck Todd of NBC's Meet the Press, attempted to stretch with small talk, ultimately being forced to cut to a commercial break while acknowledging the snafu.

Almost immediately, President Trump seized on the moment tweeting the network "should be ashamed of themselves for having such a horrible technical breakdown in the middle of the debate. Truly unprofessional and only worthy of a FAKE NEWS Organization, which they are!"

After a short commercial break, the debate resumed without incident.