It has been revealed that at least two of the voters from ABC’s townhall event with President Donald Trump were actually leftists who have repeatedly criticized the president, despite ABC labeling them as “uncommitted voters,” according to Fox News.
The two in question are Kutztown University professor Ellesia Blaque and Philadelphia pastor Carl Day. Both of them were identified on Twitter, where they have made numerous insulting remarks about President Trump. Blaque has previously described President Trump as “pathetic,” a “f*cking moron,” and “a pig.” She had also publicly expressed her intention to volunteer for the presidential campaign of Kamala Harris, back when Harris herself was a candidate.
Day had tweeted that he “never once supported Trump and won’t now,” and also claimed that “Make America Great Again” was a callback to segregation, and compared President Trump to the Joker from The Dark Knight, describing him as a “villain.”
Despite this, ABC falsely labeled both of them, and all other questioners at the event, as being “uncommitted voters” who were “on the fence” about whether or not they would vote for President Trump or Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The townhall was noted for its overall negative tone from most of the questioners and moderator George Stephanopoulos, but President Trump nevertheless received widespread praise for most of his answers, and for demonstrating his ability to withstand criticism. By contrast, a similar townhall event with Joe Biden on CNN was widely criticized for extremely soft questions that didn’t press Biden enough on his record.