Kornacki became somewhat of an internet star for his ongoing air-time and consistent updates as the poll results came in. But he also provided some lighthearted comedic relief as viewers noticed he hadn't changed up his standard outfit — a white button-up, a striped tie and khakis from Gap — throughout his extended coverage. But what "Kornacki khaki" fans didn't realize, was that his navy and green tie was barely intact.
"Against all odds, the staples held through the election, but now I think the time has come to finally retire my tie," Kornacki wrote on Twitter alongside a photo of the back of the striped design.
Against all odds, the staples held through the election, but now I think the time has come to finally retire my tie pic.twitter.com/MvjSzjfR5f
— Steve Kornacki (@SteveKornacki) November 11, 2020
Kornacki's tweet brought in a flood of hilarious comments, including one from his MSNBC colleague Lawrence O'Donnell. "Steve, go to my 5th floor closet and grab a dozen," he replied.
Katie Couric also chimed in replying, "omg Steve lol." Last week, the former Today Show anchor commented on an Instagram post about Kornacki by Comments by Celebs writing, "His shirt belongs in the Smithsonian. Unwashed."
Others urged Kornacki not to toss away the tie because they believe it's also worthy of being put in the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.
"HEY @smithsonian, better make an offer on this quick," tweeted one fan.
Another thought it should be saved writing, "I would frame it."
Steve, go to my 5th floor closet and grab a dozen.
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) November 11, 2020
HEY @smithsonian , better make an offer on this quick
— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@rewegreatyet) November 11, 2020
I would frame it
— Jackie Townsend (@JTelphaba6) November 11, 2020
Say Yes to the Dress star Randy Fenoli even offered the political journalist some ties from his own collection. "Dear @SteveKornacki I have many extra ties that I no longer wear. If you want to DM. me, I would gladly send you some. ❤️," he wrote.
Midway through Kornacki's tireless election coverage, Chrissy Teigen joined Twitter in praising him for his commitment to delivering the news.
"I honestly dunno how steve is still going im bout to die," Teigen said alongside a photo of herself wearing a robe and holding her eyes open.
MSNBC; Chrissy Teigen/Twitter
Last Wednesday, after seeing the outpouring of support on social media, Kornacki posted a video on Twitter thanking his viewers. "I saw after I finally left the studio all these incredibly kind and friendly and nice messages everybody had on social media,” he said. "I just wanted to say thank you."