It was a somber day on “The Today Show” for Matt Lauer’s shocked co-hosts after he was abruptly terminated after more than 20 years, over allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct – but President Donald Trump took to Twitter with glee.
Official reports have specified few details and only referenced a single allegation, yet hinted that more could surface.
“On Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment,” the show said in a statement.
Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb opened the broadcast sounding stunned. (Scroll down to see a video clip of their remarks).
“Right now we do not know more than what I just shared with you,” Guthrie said after she read the entire statement NBC put out regarding Lauer. “I’m heartbroken.”
Her voice sounding shaky, Guthrie said she felt for both Lauer, her longtime friend and colleague, and the person who lodged the complaint.
Trump was less nuanced in his response: