Live television doesn't always go as planned. Just ask Ashlee Simpson.
So in the second hour of last night's Democratic presidential debate—when the microphones of the hosts from the first hour were left on, amplifying green room conversations over the debate questions—hosts and candidates alike shrugged and laughed before the network went to a break.
Debating Democrats on stage got a chance to take a breather, chuckle and look at each other in agreement as microph… https://t.co/Vc9NRNKzqI— POLITICO (@POLITICO)1561601858.0
One person, however, wasn't laughing at all and took to Twitter to vent his frustration.
Three guesses who that was.
.@NBCNews and @MSNBC should be ashamed of themselves for having such a horrible technical breakdown in the middle o… https://t.co/UyNFxDfaat— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1561601211.0
Yup, President Donald Trump seized upon the snafu to rail against MSNBC and NBC for its "fake news."
However, Trump has had his own gaffes both during debates and with microphones.
He famously got stuck in the hall with Ben Carson, failing to realize he was supposed to go to his debate podium.
Donald Trump stands strong next to Ben Carson before February 2016 debate as other candidates smirk their way past. https://t.co/iaD0on7uHR— ZeroPointNow (@ZeroPointNow)1489134614.0
He whined about his microphone after a debate with Hillary Clinton.
I won the debate if you decide without watching the totally one-sided "spin" that followed. This despite the really bad microphone.— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1475352965.0
VIDEO: Donald Trump tells me he thought Lester Holt did a great job, questions were fair >>> https://t.co/7vVBb4l3Bl— Dylan Byers (@Dylan Byers)1474946610.0
And who could forget the biggest hot mic fail in modern political history?
Donald Trump Makes Lewd Remarks About Women On Video | NBC News www.youtube.com
So when Trump had the gall to rail against the network's microphones, people didn't hesitate to clap back.
@realDonaldTrump @NBCNews @MSNBC Oh the horror! A couple of seconds of a live mike. That would never happen to you,… https://t.co/2jTsXncNVN— Donna Welch ᏣᎳᎩ . (@Donna Welch ᏣᎳᎩ .)1561644628.0
@realDonaldTrump @NBCNews @MSNBC You literally complained about the lighting at one of your rallies— 🏒🌹 (@🏒🌹)1561601259.0
@realDonaldTrump @NBCNews @MSNBC How then do you feel about the last two years of your epic technical breakdown? Yo… https://t.co/8fvMjrexvt— Kristen Turner (@Kristen Turner)1561644759.0
@realDonaldTrump @NBCNews @MSNBC Thanks for reminding everyone you are a toddler with the nuclear codes. Every pers… https://t.co/ovsdnhdph2— Kevin Myers (@Kevin Myers)1561646330.0
@realDonaldTrump @NBCNews @MSNBC Professionalism? https://t.co/sOmTv71v4m— Ryan Nolte (@Ryan Nolte)1561652587.0
@realDonaldTrump @NBCNews @MSNBC If the country remembers correctly, there was also a YUUUGE problem with your micr… https://t.co/DK3NjzgzjO— Aaron Gill (@Aaron Gill)1561653112.0
@realDonaldTrump @NBCNews @MSNBC Way worse than not being able to figure out how to walk onto the stage.— Josh Henderson (@Josh Henderson)1561650448.0
Besides, as Trump learned firsthand, a hot mic gaffe isn't a deal-breaker when it comes to getting elected.