Twitter users urge MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to donate his beat-up necktie to Smithsonian

On Wednesday, hundreds of Twitter users urged MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki to donate his battered necktie to the Smithsonian Institution after he revealed it was held together by a staple while he covered the presidential election. 

Kornacki tweeted a photo Wednesday afternoon revealing that the seams on the back of his blue and green striped tie had come undone. It appears the television host attempted to quickly repair his tie by stapling the seams back together.

Kornacki captioned the photo with, "Against all odds, the staples held through the election, but now I think the time has come to finally retire my tie."


The term "Smithsonian" began trending nationally after Twitter users saw his post and encouraged Kornacki to donate the tie to the National Museum of American History as an important historical artifact.


Lawrence O'DonnellLawrence O'DonnellWoodward: Trump testing how far people will go along with him Twitter users urge MSNBC's Steve Kornacki to donate his beat-up necktie to Smithsonian Pelosi: Mnuchin says Trump will lobby McConnell on big COVID-19 deal MORE, a television host and Kornacki's colleague at MSNBC, tweeted in response, "Steve, go to my 5th floor closet and grab a dozen."

Democratic Rep. Jimmy GomezJimmy GomezHouse Democrats reintroduce bill to reduce lobbyist influence Biden picks leave Democrats with slimmest House majority in modern history Democrats to determine leaders after disappointing election MORE (Calif.) tweeted: "I thought I was the only one who’s held together an old tie with a staple. Good company."

Other users took the opportunity to thank Kornacki for his work covering the highly-fraught presidential election. Viewers began referring to Kornacki and other television journalists working the election as "chartthrobs" for their constant analysis of the electoral map.