While the numbers were coming in at around 10 p.m. ET, she decided to call a state before it became official.
“OK,” Sawyer said at one point, “I wanna – can we have our music, because this is another big one here? Minnesota, we’re ready to project Minnesota, rrright now. … Well, tonight we know that President Barack has won Minnesota,” she rambled on, stumbling over the president’s name.
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The conservative Twitter world didn’t appreciate the premature declaration.
By the end of the night, tweeters were calling to dunk her and joked that she was “tipsy” or “hammered” from some kind of prescription drug abuse that night.
Another likened it to an episode of HBO’s drama “The Newsroom,” where Will McAvoy, the fictitious anchorman, had eaten a couple of pot brownies before unexpectedly being summoned to his anchor desk to report a news story.
Maybe Diane was a bit excited or tired. But whatever it was, it was not a good look.
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