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Lawrence O'Donnell Rants at Staff While Covering Trump

Lawrence O'Donnell Rants at Staff While Covering Trump

Lawrence O'Donnell attending the 2015 UNICEF Snowflake Ball in New York City, NY, USA on December 1, 2015. (Denis Van Tine/Sipa USA via AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 21 September 2017 01:13 PM

Lawrence O'Donnell was caught ranting at his staff while covering President Donald Trump in an incident recorded last month that has surfaced online.

O'Donnell, the MSNBC liberal commentator and harsh critic of Trump, can be heard in outtakes of his show "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell" in a profanity-laced meltdown reportedly on Aug. 29, complaining about a malfunctioning earpiece and control room noises, The Hill reported.

After complaining about the earpiece malfunctions, the anchor started complaining about noise in the control and finally a repeated "hammering" sound, noted Mediaite.com. Even the name of MSNBC president Phil Griffin was invoked in the rant.

"Stop the hammering," O'Donnell said. "I'll go down to the g******* floor myself and stop it. Keep the g******* commercial break going. Call f***ing Phil Griffin, I don't care who the f*** you have to call. Stop the hammering. Empty out the g******** control room and find out what's going on.

"F****** out of control s***. It just f****** sucks, it f****** sucks to be out here with this out-of-control s***. Any f****** thing can come into my ear, at any moment. That's what I know," O'Donnell continued.

Lawrence went to Twitter Wednesday to apologize for his staff-directed tirade.

Some critics of the talk show host would not let O'Donnell off the hook that easily.

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