People are marvelling at the dedication of one political correspondent who has provided 24/7 coverage, with just a few nap breaks.
National Political Correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC, Steve Kornacki, said on Twitter he would not leave the studio until there was a result in the 2020 presidential election.
It’s been days and though Joe Biden is ahead of Donald Trump, several states are still too close to call and there is no definitive winner. Kornacki continues to provide around the clock coverage with just a few quick breaks and a change of shirt.
His dedication to providing information as the results come in has not gone unnoticed, people are praising him, with one person even pronouncing him a “national treasure”.
“Sincere tweet: Steve Kornacki has done an exemplary job for MSNBC for three days running,” American journalist Mark Harris tweeted.
“Factual, specific, deeply informed, never gets irresponsibly ahead of the information he has. Very impressive display of focus under pressure.”
— Rachid Haoues (@RachidRouis) November 6, 2020
Though, some expressed their concern for Kornacki, while one of his colleagues jokingly tweeted he had never seen him eat or drink.
"I’ve known Steve Kornacki for years now and I can honestly say I’ve never seen him eat or drink. There’s been some reporting he may be a robot," MSNBC host Craig Melvin jokingly tweeted.
Someone else questioned on Twitter if someone could get Kornacki a pizza when the election coverage finally comes to an end.
“This man has been working so hard,” they said.
In the interest of preserving him for America, I will remove @SteveKornacki from TV at noon today (and place him in protective custody in a room with comfy blankets, soft pillows and warm milk #TrackingKornacki
— Ali Velshi (@AliVelshi) November 4, 2020
"Love MSNBC's Steve Kornacki, but is he in his third day in the same outfit? A trooper if there ever was one," tweeted author and political commentator Tony Schwartz.
Kornacki did acknowledge the praise he was getting on social media in a video posted to MSNBC’s Twitter, when he “finally left the studio”, while he joked people might not recognise him without a map behind him.
“Hey everybody, you may not recognise me, there’s no giant touchscreen behind me, Steve Kornacki here, I just wanted to say I saw after I finally left the studio, all these incredibly kind, friendly and nice messages,” Kornacki says.
“I just wanted to say thank you.”
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 4, 2020
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