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NBC Nabs Trump Interview, And MSNBC Plays It On Seemingly Infinite Loop

The network has been all Trump since Sunday.

NBC nabbed what it claims was an exclusive interview with Donald Trump on Sunday (in reality, ABC also aired footage from a Martha Raddatz interview with the businessman the same day). Since then, sister network MSNBC has played the exchange with Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" so many times it makes you wonder whether the producers have lost their minds.

The network promoted the interview on three of its morning shows Sunday. Since then, it has run the same clip of Donald Trump and Chuck Todd in the reality TV star's private plane a whopping 51 times. In total, MSNBC has featured parts of the clip 79 times up until "The Last Word With Lawrence O'Donnell" Tuesday evening.

So when MSNBC inevitably impanels a group of talking heads to talk about why Trump's numbers keep ticking up, the network might want to consider the effect its own Trump-mania might have on the campaign. 

Gabriel Arana is senior media editor at The Huffington Post.
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