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As the ballot counting dragged on in key states around the country and President Trump continued to fight for a second term, the partisan “journalists” at NBC News had grown obviously irritated that they couldn’t declare their candidate the winner. At no time was this more blatant than Thursday night when they demanded that the President be “conciliatory” and handle his concession like former Vice President Al Gore did in 2000.
After NBC had spoken with Al Gore earlier in the night about how Trump should act during this time, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt had questions former Obama Press Secretary Robert Gibbs about how much damage to the country Trump was doing:
LESTER HOLT: If this thing goes the Vice President's way, can President Trump still do damage? We heard him tonight with these for claims of conspiracies with the polls and illegal votes. If he's defeated, can he still do damage?
ROBERT GIBBS: Absolutely. Absolutely. Look, there’s no doubt that is supporters, which we know is a significant part of country. He got more of those voters to come out in 2020 than did he in 2016. So, there’ going to watch and listen and many will act and believe exactly what he tells them. So, there is significant damage he can do.
It was Gibbs who kicked off the doting praise for Gore. “To lose an election by less than 600 votes nationally, and to do it in the way he did it, I think speaks volumes and can hopefully be a model for not just Trump or anybody who loses an election,” he touted, “because the magnanimity that he left the office so close to being president of the United States.”