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An uncomfortable moment occurred during the first night of the democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday, when NBC moderators were caught back stage on a hot mic

NBC was embarrassed on Wednesday evening when the network had to go into the commercial break after the moderators of the democratic debate in Miami were caught talking on a hot microphone while the candidates were left speechless on stage.

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As the debate started in the second hour, NBC News lost its first team of moderators – Savannah Guthrie, Jose Diaz-Balart and Lester Holt.

The second half of the debate is moderated by Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow.

When Todd and Maddow started the second hour, the audio from the first three moderators could be clearly heard through the speakers in the hall.

Todd started asking a question about arms control, but he was overfed by his colleague's backstage.

An uncomfortable moment occurred during the first night of the democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday, when NBC moderators were caught back stage on a hot mic

An uncomfortable moment occurred during the first night of the democratic debate in Miami on Wednesday, when NBC moderators were caught back stage on a hot mic

The moderators of the second half of the debate, Rachel Maddow (left) and Chuck Todd (right), react while audio from backstage is heard through the loudspeaker system in the hall
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The moderators of the second half of the debate, Rachel Maddow (left) and Chuck Todd (right), react while audio from backstage is heard through the loudspeaker system in the hall

The moderators of the second half of the debate, Rachel Maddow (left) and Chuck Todd (right), react while audio from backstage is heard through the loudspeaker system in the hall

The three moderators of the first half of the debate can be seen from left to right: Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Jose Diaz-Balart. Guthrie could be heard on the hot microphone looking for her folder

The three moderators of the first half of the debate can be seen from left to right: Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Jose Diaz-Balart. Guthrie could be heard on the hot microphone looking for her folder

The three moderators of the first half of the debate can be seen from left to right: Lester Holt, Savannah Guthrie and Jose Diaz-Balart. Guthrie could be heard on the hot microphone looking for her folder

President Trump was happy to make hay from NBC's mistake. & # 39; NBC News and MSNBC should be ashamed of having such a terrible technical failure in the middle of the debate & # 39 ;, tweeted the president

President Trump was happy to make hay from NBC's mistake. & # 39; NBC News and MSNBC should be ashamed of having such a terrible technical failure in the middle of the debate & # 39 ;, tweeted the president

President Trump was happy to make hay from NBC's mistake. & # 39; NBC News and MSNBC should be ashamed of having such a terrible technical failure in the middle of the debate & # 39 ;, tweeted the president

Guthrie heard she was looking for a folder and asked Todd, Maddow and a few candidates to laugh.

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& # 39; What is happening? & # 39 ;, says Maddow.

& # 39; We hear our & # 39; s about audio & # 39 ;, says Todd.

& # 39; If the control room can disable the mikes of our previous moderators … & # 39;

Maddow says: & # 39; We have prepared ourselves for everything. We have not prepared ourselves for this. & # 39;

Todd then sends the broadcast to a commercial break so that the network can correct the technical snafu.

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President Trump was happy to make hay from NBC's mistake.

& # 39; NBC News and MSNBC should be ashamed of having such a terrible technical failure in the middle of the debate, & # 39; tweeted the president.

Todd (left) and Maddow (right) address the public during an advertising break they took due to the technical malfunction

Todd (left) and Maddow (right) address the public during an advertising break they took due to the technical malfunction

Todd (left) and Maddow (right) address the public during an advertising break they took due to the technical malfunction

During the commercial break, Todd told the audience: & # 39; No one is fired. The internet has been shooting me for a while. & # 39;

During the commercial break, Todd told the audience: & # 39; No one is fired. The internet has been shooting me for a while. & # 39;

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During the commercial break, Todd told the audience: & # 39; No one is fired. The internet has been shooting me for a while. & # 39;

& # 39; Really unprofessional and only worthy of a FAKE NEWS organization, whatever they are! & # 39;

Stephanie Ruhle, an MSNBC host, came to defend her network colleagues and beat Trump with the tweeting: & To put things in perspective, in terms of problems … it is worse than that hot microphone demands a casual convo about an assault? & # 39;

Ruhle referred to the infamous Access Hollywood interview from 2005.

In October 2016, just weeks before the election, The Washington Post published a clip of a hot microphone conversation between Trump and the then correspondent Billy Bush.

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Trump hears bragging to Bush that he catches women on their genitals.

Ruhle quickly removed the tweet on Wednesday after he posted it.

In an earlier tweet, Trump rejected the first democratic debate as & # 39; BORING & # 39; on Wednesday evening when he flew to Japan, predicting that the 10 rivals on the podium who tried to throw him out of office in the 2020 elections would do badly.

During the commercial break, Todd told the audience: & # 39; No one is fired. The internet has been shooting me for a while. & # 39;

The debate began around the same time that Air Force One, which transported Trump and his entourage to Japan, stopped to refuel at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, Alaska.

Stephanie Ruhle, an MSNBC host, came to defend her network colleagues & slammed Trump

Stephanie Ruhle, an MSNBC host, came to defend her network colleagues & slammed Trump

Stephanie Ruhle, an MSNBC host, came to defend her network colleagues & slammed Trump

& # 39; To put things in perspective, in terms of difficulties ... is it worse than a hot microphone running up a casual convo over an assault? & # 39; Ruhle has posted a tweet

& # 39; To put things in perspective, in terms of difficulties ... is it worse than a hot microphone running up a casual convo over an assault? & # 39; Ruhle has posted a tweet

& # 39; To put things in perspective, in terms of difficulties … is it worse than a hot microphone running up a casual convo over an assault? & # 39; Ruhle has posted a tweet

& # 39; There is a big debate going on; it has just begun, & T 39 told US troops at the base while refueling.

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& # 39; I had a choice between you and them and I chose you. & # 39;

When asked by a reporter how he thought the Democrats would do during the debate, Trump said: & I think they will all be doing very badly. & # 39;

Once back on the plane, he fired a one-word tweet: & # 39; BORING & # 39 ;.

Trump, a Republican, had previously suggested in Washington that he could offer some tweeted responses to what he heard from the 10 Democratic presidential candidates on stage in the first of back-to-back debate evenings in Miami.

& # 39; Well, I'm on the plane & # 39 ;, Trump said on Fox Business Network morning with Maria.

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& # 39; Yes, everyone said I will tweet. I'm really on a plane and it just seems boring, but I'm going to watch it because I have to. & # 39;

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