Stephanopoulos offers CNN one ‘very simple’ question to stump Trump during debate

George Stephanopoulos’ media circuit against the former president continued with one “very simple” question he’d camp out on during the upcoming debate.

“If you can’t pass that fundamental threshold… then I think that’s all voters and viewers need to know.”

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The self-described Clinton enabler hasn’t held back his sanctimony in recent days, especially after former President Donald Trump was convicted in his New York criminal trial. Monday night on CNN, he joined host Abby Phillip to further grind his axe with a recommendation on how moderators Jake Tapper and Dana Bash (read President Joe Biden’s co-debate team), should challenge the GOP leader.

After the host of “CNN NewsNight” had aired clips of some possible running mate candidates for Trump fielding questions about the results of the 2020 presidential election, Stephanopoulos presented one “very simple” question that he deemed the “most important question,” he would ask during the June 27 debate.

“Who won the last election? Let’s discuss and debate,” he contended.

“That’s an absolutely fundamental issue that people should be confronted with when they make their choice in November,” added the ABC News host.

Boasting during the segment, Stephanopoulos detailed how, when he introduced that question during interviews, he would refuse to move on until he received an answer that satisfied his own view on election integrity.

“I’m not going to participate in some kind of a sham where you somehow equate the legitimacy of an election or the peaceful transfer of power with a debate over tax cuts or environmental regulation,” he said. “If you can’t pass that fundamental threshold of saying, ‘yes the last election was not stolen,’ two, ‘I will abide by the results of the next election,’ then I think that’s all voters and viewers need to know.”

“If you’re willing to lie about something as big as that, why should anything else they want to talk about be given any credence?” wondered the man credited with creating “a whole command center designed to smear Bill Clinton’s sexual assault and rape accusers…”

Monday night’s comments followed Stephanopoulos’ take on the premiere of “Mediaite’s Press Club” podcast where he went so far as to suggest Trump shouldn’t be aired live.

“I mean, I think it’s journalistic malpractice to do a live interview with President Trump on television,” he’d argued after Mediaite editor-in-chief Aidan McLaughlin had suggested, “I have long felt that Trump’s superpower is a lack of shame.”

Regarding the performance benchmarks for Biden, Stephanopolous acknowledged that it would be a “real test,” but still ranked any of the disastrous outcomes of the incumbent’s administration below the Left’s narrative that voicing concern over election integrity amounted to preventing the peaceful transfer of power.

“Certainly, the Biden campaign is going to have to address voters’ concerns about inflation, those are important as well, but it is fundamental… the very question of whether or not you accept election results, whether you accept the peaceful transfer of power,” he told Phillip.

As of the most recent reporting, Trump’s defamation suit against Stephanopoulos remained active while the talking head filed a motion to dismiss, maintaining it was not a lie to claim that the president had been “found liable for rape” in his defamation case with E. Jean Carroll.

Kevin Haggerty


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