'Bachelorette' fans complain Trump's Supreme Court decision will interrupt show: 'Can he just tweet it?'
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Fans of “The Bachelorette” took to Twitter ahead of President Trump's Supreme Court announcement to complain that the breaking news will interrupt the reality dating show.
The competition typically runs on Mondays from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. EST — but Trump is expected to reveal his nominee for the nation's highest court at 9 p.m.
“Can he just tweet it? I don’t want this cutting into The Bachelorette tonight,” one person complained.
A Twitter user claimed, "If they interrupt The Bachelorette for Trump’s Supreme Court nomination then I am 100% done with this country."
If they interrupt The Bachelorette for Trump’s Supreme Court nomination then I am 100% done with this country.— Guthrie Andres (@guthrieandres) July 9, 2018
"Bachelorette" host Chris Harrison tweeted a “PSA” in the lead-up to Monday’s episode.
Here’s my PSA for #BachelorNation@abcnews will be cutting in at 9/8 ET/CT tonight for SCOTUS announcement. #TheBachelorette will be “paused” and seen in its entirety. Now go have a great day and I’ll see you tonight!— Chris Harrison (@chrisbharrison) July 9, 2018
Harrison said the program “will be ‘paused’ and seen in its entirety."
"Bachelor Nation" fans were quick to reply to Harrison’s message.
Uggghhhhhhh. Don’t they know this is MUCH more important?!?!— Stephanie (@StephsJewells) July 9, 2018
Unless you're being appointed as SCOTUS, I don't care— Ryan Nicole (@ryansagirl) July 9, 2018
Thanks. I swear, I think he hates the Bachelorette.— Bass Grrrl ???? (@pookerella) July 9, 2018
Harrison then instructed people to record the show for an extra half-hour. Fans thanked the emcee for the heads-up.
“Would’ve been bad to miss the last 30 min,” a user told the host. “Thanks for coming to the rescue there Chris!”
Would’ve been bad to miss the last 30 min. Thanks for coming to the rescue there Chris! pic.twitter.com/qyPxKaq27V— Kevin Quigley (@KevinQuigley22) July 9, 2018
"Chris Harrison our man being a gentleman and warning us this time," another added.
@courtneymocklow Chris Harrison our man being a gentleman and warning us this time— Sarah Fletcher (@beary_13) July 9, 2018
“Thanks, Dad!" one woman joked.
thanks, Dad! pic.twitter.com/aS7EpHmy1E— One On Ones N' Roses (@on_roses) July 9, 2018
"Chris Harrison is the real MVP," a Twitter user added.
Chris Harrison is the real mvp.????— audreyivins???? (@audreyabarney) July 9, 2018
The advice comes after "Bachelorette" fans were sent into a panic in June, when ABC cut off the dating series to show viewers Trump's historic meeting with North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
In that incident, the official Twitter for the reality series let fans know they would be able to watch the episode "in its entirety" after "Special Report" but that was no help to viewers who had set their DVRs. Viewers who were not watching in real time were disappointed when their recordings were cut off.
Fox News' Sasha Savitsky contributed to this report.