Mark Critch Blames Peter Mansbridge For U.S. Election Results

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Shortly before Donald Trump was officially heralded as America's president-elect early Wednesday morning, CBC News' Peter Mansbridge was interviewing a very important political expert: Mark Critch.

The CBC comedian, who was in a Halifax bar as the election slowly came to its dramatic close, already knew who he was going to blame for Trump's victory.

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CBC comedian Mark Critch, right, joked that anchor Peter Mansbridge was retiring because he knew Donald Trump would be elected president. (Photo: CBC News/YouTube)

"What the hell did you do, Mansbridge?" Critch said. "I go away for two hours, I come back and Trump is going to be president."

Critch joked that the long-time anchor and veteran CBC reporter Terry Milewski were retiring because they knew Trump would be elected.

"I'm terrified... and I blame you, Mansbridge," he said. "You and Milewski, cause he screwed off too, so I think you guys were in the know."

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U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives to speak at his election night rally in Manhattan on Nov. 9. (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

Critch then proceeded to chug a pint of beer, mirroring what most Canadians were/are doing after the official results came in.

It's possibly one of the only light-hearted moments during Tuesday and Wednesday's coverage, and judging from the election's outcome, we're going to need a whole lot more.

Watch Mansbridge and Critch's segment in the video above.

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