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Who gives a rip what the rest of the world thinks? Apparently, NBC Nightly News does; as chief foreign correspondent Richard Engel boasted Monday evening: “Much of the world is reacting to President Trump's defeat as if Americans toppled a dictator.” That’s something coming from a network that often sticks up for America’s enemies, actual dictators, and terrorist organizations.
“And around the world, leaders are welcoming Joe Biden's election and the prospect of reengaging with the United States,” cheered anchor Lester Holt as he was leading into the segment. Meanwhile, Engel kicked off the video portion of his report with comments from a couple of nobodies in Italy and Egypt:
UNIDENTIFIED BRITISH JOURNALIST: Joe Biden has won --
RICHARD ENGEL: Much of the world is reacting to President Trump's defeat as if Americans toppled a dictator.
UNIDENTIFIED ITALIAN MAN: The world has to get rid of him.
UNIDENTIFIED EGYPTIAN MAN: He degraded America.
Engel noted that it was normal for world leaders to congratulate the winner of an American presidential election, but “what's not is the sense of relief that America first isolationism is over,” he touted. “The mayor of Paris tweeted, ‘welcome back, America.’”