Breaking News?! NBC Reports Trump Presidency Will Not Be Shortest Ever
It's official: after reaching the 32-day mark, Donald Trump will not be the shortest-term president in American history.
This may not seem newsworthy but NBC News seemed to think otherwise, and raised some eyebrows on social media Monday by calling out the "milestone."
The article raised questions, including on "Fox & Friends," about why this necessitated a special mention. Brian Kilmeade called the report "incredible."
President Trump reaches 32 days, won't be shortest U.S. president https://t.co/Xcj17gKSbk
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) February 20, 2017
For what it's worth, a search for any similar stories from President Barack Obama's 32-day mark yielded no such reports.
NBC faced heavy criticism on Twitter for the article...
NBC alludes to Trump assassination in tweet. Totally inappropriate https://t.co/wYeEzuHtHw
— Elaine Benes (@ElaineD9999999) February 21, 2017
@NBCPolitics Your tweet about PRESIDENT TRUMP @ 32 days is horrible! NBC stands for nothing but crap'
— Hap Strunk (@hap_strunk) February 21, 2017
@nbc A legit news source? Your tweet yesterday about President Trump shows your bitterness. Clinton lost. Get over it. Obama-worst ever.
— michael carriere (@vintag369) February 21, 2017
@NBCNews I will not be watching any NBC EVER. Sure to the unfair treatment of Trump and your 32 day tweet.
— Greg Tuten (@tigertuten) February 21, 2017
The title of shortest-term U.S. president still belongs to William Henry Harrison, the ninth president who died of pneumonia on April 4, 1841, 31 days into his presidency.
Steve Doocy later pointed out an MSNBC clip in which anchor Katy Tur mentioned the suspicious deaths of journalists in Russia and asked a guest whether Trump's recent criticism of the media represents a "dangerous path."
Watch the discussion above.