The worst Sunday morning interview on New Year’s Day:
ABC’s Jonathan Karl asks Trump’s White House Communications Director/Press Secretary-designate Sean Spicer if Trump will finally accept the unanimous conclusion of all U.S. Intelligence agencies that Russians hacked the presidential election. Spicer dissembles and deflects.
SPICER: “Why aren’t we talking about the influence, other influences on the election? Why aren’t we talking about Hillary Clinton getting debate questions ahead of time? That’s a pretty valid attempt to influence an election…When are we going to start talking about the other side of this. Which is what did Hillary Clinton do to influence the election? Is she being punished in any way? What are we doing to make sure that people don’t get the debate questions ahead of time…”
KARL: “Just to be clear, that was during the Democratic primary, it was not in the debates with Donald Trump. But let me move on.”
Now we know the next false equivalence argument that Trump will utilize in minimizing the significance of Russian hacking that put a thumb on his side of the election scale.
Jonathan Karl is Chief White House Correspondent for ABC News. If he doesn’t grow a spine, bombastic bullies like Spicer will keep running over him — and all of us.