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Video of an MSNBC anchor who lost her footing at an event following last week’s White House Correspondents Dinner has gone viral.
Stephanie Ruhle caused a stir at an after-party following the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in Washington on Saturday when she fell to the floor unexpectedly.
According to TMZ, Ruhle, the host of MSNBC’s show “The 11th Hour,” took a tumble at the residence of the French ambassador in D.C.
Video that was obtained by the entertainment outlet and posted online shows Ruhle, 47, taking photos with several other women, including former Biden administration official and MSNBC anchor Symone Sanders-Townsend.
As Ruhle continued posing for photos, at some point she lost her footing and fell. After laying on the ground for a moment, she sprang back up and did not appear to be harmed, though she seemed unsteady.
According to the report, the incident happened around 1:00 a.m. EDT.
“D.C. was lit Saturday night at an after-party following the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, and apparently so were some of the correspondents!!!” the outlet reported, referring to a slang word for someone who’s intoxicated.
Ruhle is known for her far-left commentary and fixation on former President Donald Trump.
How could Donald Trump do this! 🤣
— Matt Bashore (@disneywithmattb) April 30, 2023
The WHCD is traditionally emceed by left-leaning personalities who take regular potshots at conservatives and Republicans. During his entire four-year term, Trump never attended the event.
But during Saturday’s event, President Joe Biden was actually booed after he took aim at Tucker Carlson, whose show was taken off the air by Fox News the previous Monday.
“I believe in the First Amendment, and not just because my good friend Jimmy Madison wrote it,” the president quipped during his short set.
“I get that age is a completely reasonable issue,” the president said in what was a short performance. “It’s on everyone’s mind, by everyone I mean the New York Times.”
“I like Rupert Murdoch,” he said later of the 93-year-old head of Fox News. “How can I dislike a guy who makes me look like Harry Styles?”
“You say I’m over the hill,” he went on to say. “Don Lemon would say that’s a man in his prime.”
He then took a swipe at Carlson while also referencing his 2024 campaign.
“The job isn’t finished, I mean it is finished for Tucker Carlson,” he said to audible boos from the crowd.
“What are you booing about, like you think that’s not reasonable? Give me a break,” the agitated president said.
Last year, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sounded off against leftist comedian Trevor Noah for “lying” about his presence at the dinner.
While speaking to reporters after the event, DeSantis noted that he was not at the event and rejected an invitation to attend.
During the dinner, Noah said DeSantis was in the audience at one point during the show before hurling a slew of baseless attacks at the governor.
“One of my favorites, Ron DeSantis, is here,” Noah declared. “Oh man, I’m actually surprised that he found the time. You know he has been so busy trying to outmaneuver Trump for 2024. I see you, Ron. I see you, player.”
“I would never attend that,” he said at a press conference in Jacksonville after being asked about Noah’s comments. “I have no interest in that.”
“Why they would want to perpetuate a lie about that I don’t know,” DeSantis said. “But I think it just shows you why that cabal of people in DC, NY is so reviled by so many Americans. I think it’s a reputation that’s been well-deserved.”
DeSantis on the White House Correspondents’ Dinner: “I did not watch it. I don’t care what they do… It just shows you why that cabal of people in D.C., New York are so reviled by so many Americans.”pic.twitter.com/zPKuW3Z08C
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) May 2, 2022
Noah got his swipes in at Republicans during the event, but it was his swipes that those that are on the left that were most stunning.
“You guys spent the last two years telling everyone about the importance of wearing masks and avoiding large, indoor gatherings. Then the second someone offers you a free dinner, you all turn into Joe Rogan, huh?” he said to the mostly maskless and crowded room.
— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) May 1, 2022