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To no one’s surprise, Democrat Senator Kamala Harris announced she was running for president in 2020 on ABC’s Good Morning America Monday, and the network couldn’t have been more thrilled. ABC flooded their Twitter account with memes they made of Harris’s image superimposed with inspirational quotes and links to her 2020 announcement on GMA. During the interview, anchors Robin Roberts and George Stephanopoulos largely threw softballs and didn’t ask Harris about her party’s problem with anti-Semitism.
Besides asking the typical questions like ,”What qualifies you to be Commander-in-Chief?” there were a few gooey exchanges that really showcased how ABC is going to bat for Harris in the 2020 election, already. After ABC was roundly criticized for their puff piece on Harris January 8, Robin Roberts modeled Stephen Colbert’s “what makes you happy?” question, with this exchange:
ROBERTS - Country - Family - People - Mother
ROBERTS: You love this country. You also love your family. For people who don't know, your mother was born in India.
ROBERTS - Father - Jamaica
ROBERTS: Your father was born in Jamaica.
HARRIS: That's right.
ROBERTS - Civil - Rights - Movement - Berkeley
ROBERTS:: They met when they were involved in the Civil Rights Movement at Berkeley. Your mother met Martin Luther king Jr.
HARRIS: Yes she did.
ROBERTS - Announcement - Day
ROBERTS: Can't be lost that you're making the announcement on this day.
HARRIS: That's right.
ROBERTS: Is that important to you?
And asking about her book tour:
Book - Tour - Americans
Have you been listening, out on the book tour. I'm sure Americans are coming up and they're let you know what is most important to them. What are you hearing from them?
Instead of grilling Harris, Stephanopoulos let her rip on President Trump, asking if he had committed an “impeachable offense:”
President - Trump - Senate - Intelligence - Committee
President Trump has already said he wants to run again in 2020. You sit on the Senate Intelligence Committee. The Senate Judiciary Committee. You have been looking at the Russia investigation. Have you seen any evidence that President Trump has committed an...
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