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WATCH: Brian Williams Trolls 'Freedom Fighter' Matt Gaetz in Viral Segment

  • Brian Williams doesn't come from the comedy world, but he certainly sounded like a late night host last night when he eviscerated Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is currently embroiled in a feud with Gen. Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This week, after Milley testified before Congress about the importance of teaching America's racist history to soldiers, Gaetz tweeted that with generals like Milley, "it's no wonder we've fought considerably more wars than we've won," a statement that clearly got under Williams' skin.

    "Easy enough to lob a comment like that from the cheap seats," said the 11th Hour host, in a monologue that quickly went viral on Twitter. "To be fair, Gaetz — the same Matt Gaetz who faces potential sex trafficking charges, which he denies — did also tweet today to Free Britney Spears, which kind of makes him a freedom fighter."

    The 11th Hour with Brian Williams airs weeknights at 11:00 PM ET on MSNBC.

    Claire Spellberg Lustig is the TV Editor at Primetimer and a scholar of The View. Follow her on Twitter at @c_spellberg.

    TOPICS: Brian Williams, MSNBC, The 11th Hour with Brian Williams, Matt Gaetz