The resemblance is uncanny, and Kornacki has officially become the Internet’s latest boyfriend.In a ‘pressure makes diamonds’ type of situation, Kornacki has emerged as an unexpected delight. The 41-year-old national political correspondent and in-house map expert has been doing his due diligence to keep the American public informed on the latest election updates since Tuesday. The internet, specifically Twitter, was quick to take note of his dedication and, naturally, make viral memes about it.[video_embed id='2071961']WATCH: The internet's new boyfriend Steve Kornacki finally took a break[/video_embed]Last night, MSNBC told viewers that Kornacki was “having a mandatory rest and food period,” clearly unaware that this, the 2020 presidential election, is Kornacki’s Super Bowl. And there is no way in hell he is wasting any of it on the bench (or, in this case, getting some much needed sleep or a change of clothes). So, naturally, Kornacki took to Twitter to announce a change of plans — votes were still coming through Philadelphia (enough to put Biden in the lead) and Kornacki was headed back into the studio to deliver the news in real-time.
You cannot tell me that Steve Kornacki did not dress for this look pic.twitter.com/WHRrvJUVC4— Cat Mama (@_chloepaige) November 6, 2020
Of course, Kornacki’s charm isn’t a new development. The correspondent has long-since established himself as a beloved and effortlessly earnest part of the MSNBC team, and a staple on our televisions. But this week, seemingly running on a manic cocktail of diet coke and conviction, Kornacki is, perhaps, not the hero we expected — but definitely the one we needed.
Forget grabbing sleep, there's still votes coming in in PA. I'm heading back to the studio. In the old days, there was USA Up All Night. Tonight, it'll be MSNBC Up All Night. Come on along for the ride.— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) November 6, 2020
And clearly Twitter (and every other social media platform, for that matter) is here for it. Don’t believe us? Check out his hashtag.That’s right. #Trackingkornaki is literally trending. He’s also been unofficially dubbed as “Map Daddy."
steve are you ok what does this even say pic.twitter.com/QlWI5U1NRo— chrissy teigen (@chrissyteigen) November 5, 2020
Will Kornacki sleep before this election is over? Will “Map Daddy’s” reign on our televisions continue into the weekend? Can Kornacki and Chrissy Teigen become friends IRL after this is all over?We have so many questions, and it seems like Kornacki has all the answers.[video_embed id='2069989']RELATED: Debra Messing, Kerry Washington and more tweet #CountEveryVote amid undecided election [/video_embed]
At this point the only reason they’re not calling it is that they want to see how long Steve Kornacki can stay awake.— David Litt (@davidlitt) November 6, 2020