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With his exclusive post-election interview with President-elect Joe Biden Tuesday, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt became the second broadcast anchor to directly pressure the incoming administration to investigate and prosecute President Trump. That was just one of the multitude of softball questions Holt slow pitched to the media’s candidate, including, “Did you receive the presidential daily brief today?”
For what it’s worth (not much), Holt put off fantasizing about Trump behind bars until after the first commercial break. “Some Democrats want investigations to go forward against President Trump after he leaves office. Do you support that,” he wondered.
Holt telegraphed how weaksauce his interview was going to be from the get-go. For his first question, Holt wanted to know what special message Biden was sending with his cabinet picks earlier in the day. “You announced some key members of your cabinet today, a very experienced group, a very diverse group. Clearly, you're trying to send a message. Can you articulate what that message is,” he swooned.