“Stop the hammering up there! Who’s got a hammer? Where is it? Where's the hammer? Go up on the other floor … I’ll go down to the goddamned floor myself and stop it! Keep the goddamned commercial break going! Call f---ing Phil Griffin! I don’t care who the f--- you have to call!”
O'Donnell apologized on Twitter a few hours after the Mediaite story was published.
A better anchorman and a better person would've had a better reaction to technical difficulties. I'm sorry.— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) September 20, 2017
Contract expires June 4. I'll let you know where you can watch me June 5 if it's not msnbc. I'm sorry this situation has become public. https://t.co/bS8V8GXbZ1— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) May 17, 2017