*Brian Williams is trending Friday for being either the victim or perpetrator of an epic troll on live television.
During his Thursday MSNBC show, “The 11th Hour,” Williams teased exclusive footage of Senate Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s meeting with Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago. Earlier Thursday, Trump’s Save America political action committee announced that the former president agreed to help McCarthy and the Republican Party reclaim control of the House in 2022. The two met at Mar-a-Lago in what the PAC described as a “very good and cordial” meeting.
Williams announced the exclusive from that pow-wow, but what played wasn’t footage of McCarthy pledging his love to Trump in the wake of MAGA maniacs storming the Capitol. It was, however, Tom Cruise pledging his love to Renee Zellweger in the iconic “You had me at hello” scene from “Jerry Maguire.”
Folks are now saying that this was a troll of Trump actually masterminded by Williams, and not by some employee in the control room having a bit of fun. The anchor acknowledged “accidentally” rolling the wrong clip and quickly moved on with the segment.
Watch below and you be the judge.