Thomas Roberts hosts 'NBC Nightly News' as first openly gay network anchor: Twitter reacts

MSNBC's Thomas Roberts Congratulated for Historic First

Thomas Roberts made history behind the desk over the weekend.

Roberts, an MSNBC host, became the first openly gay anchor on a network news broadcast when he hosted NBC Nightly News on Saturday, The Advocate reports.

Roberts told The Advocate that it was a "huge honor" to anchor the program.

His lead story in the broadcast centered on Donald Trump's negative comments about John McCain. Incidentally, Roberts was set to co-host the Miss USA pageant until he dropped out following the flap over Trump's remarks about Mexican immigrants.

Tweets about Roberts anchoring NBC Nightly News can be seen below.

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