ABC allowed anti-Trump activists to pose as “uncommitted voters” in recent townhall

by Peter Heck · Sep 23rd, 2020 9:48 am

Last Updated Sep 25th, 2020 at 6:37 am

A number of the voters that ABC News described as uncommitted and allowed to ask President Trump questions during a townhall last Tuesday have been revealed to be longtime Trump critics.

The Washington Free Beacon conducted a review of the social media posts of many of the townhall questioners that ABC described as "uncommitted voters" being given "the opportunity to ask the president questions about issues affecting Americans."

One of the questioners was professor Ellesia Blaque of Kutztown University. Though portrayed by ABC as a fence-sitter, Blaque had pledged during the Democratic primary to "be there, volunteering" for California Sen. Kamala Harris.

She also was anything but uncommitted about her views on Trump, having described him in varous tweets as:

  • A f------ moron
  • Pathetic
  • Pig
  • Swine
  • Punk a--

Blaque wrote on Facebook that she is a "liberal Democrat" because liberals "are not motivated by money or power," but rather basic humanity for one another.

In a subsequent interview with MSNBC, Blaque appeared with a Michelle Obama photobook and admitted that she watches left-wing host Joy Reid "every night."

Philadelphia minister Carl Day was also described by ABC as an "uncommitted voter," despite having tweeted just weeks before the townhall that he "never once supported Trump and won't now." He too had choice words for the president, calling him:

  • A villain
  • Ridiculously arrogant
  • Obnoxious
  • Ain't no Christian

ABC has not explained its criteria for what constituted an "uncommitted voter."


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