ABC Host Triggered After He Sees ‘Trump’ Hitting Hillary in the Back with Golf Ball
ABC host and former Bill Clinton Senior Advisor George Stephanopoulos reacted on on Sunday to a GIF tweeted by President Donald Trump depicting Hillary Clinton being knocked over by a golf ball. He called the tweet “alarming” on his Sunday morning show before diving in further to assess just how damaging the tweet was.
Amongst other extrapolations by Stephanopoulos was a question he posed to Rep. Adam Schiff (CA – D) regarding recent deals made by the White House and Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer. Does the tweet undermine the legitimacy of his outreach, Stephanopoulos wondered aloud.
“Maybe it’s not surprising,” Stephanopoulos said. “Kind of an alarming tweet right there. Does it make you question how real this outreach to Democrats was this week?”
Schiff said it didn’t because he recognized Trump’s dealing with Democrats as “purely transactional,” calling him a man without an ideology except for being “pro-Trump.”
“Sometimes those interests will align, and we shouldn’t cut off our nose to spite our face where they do align,” Schiff said. “Where it makes sense for the American people, we should take advantage of that transactional opportunity.”
Schiff did call it “distressing” that Trump used his Twitter account for “juvenile” ends.
“It doesn’t help, I think, in terms of his stature,” Schiff said. “It doesn’t help in terms of the stature of our whole country, so that’s a wholly separate issue.”