Clinton Campaign Manager Faces Mostly Softballs on 'The View'

September 29th, 2016 10:04 AM

Following the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, appeared on The View to praise Clinton.

Mook faced softball questions from all but former Fox News contributor Jedediah Bila.

While Joy Behar declared it “outrageous” Clinton “has to be on the same stage” with Trump and Sara Haines fawned over Clinton’s “strong moments,” Bila brought up Clinton’s scandals.

“Some people felt that [Clinton] got a pass on some things, like the Clinton Foundation, like Benghazi, like the emails,” Bila said.

“Do you think she got a pass on those things and is she ready if those tough questions come her way next round?” she asked Mook.

Mook refused to admit that Clinton got a pass, insisting instead, “she’s answered all those questions.” He also dodged when Bila asked him about Clinton Foundation donations.

“They took donations from countries like Norway that wanted to help save lives, Australia to save people from dying from AIDS,” Mook said. He ignored the more than $25 million in donations that the Clinton Foundation accepted from countries like Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, which kill or imprison gays.

Whoopi Goldberg helped Mook get back to praising Clinton by acting like the Clinton Foundation scandal was a non-issue since limited donor information is public.

Goldberg, Behar, and Haines weren’t the only media personalities ignoring the multiple Clinton Foundation scandals.

During the Sept. 26, debate, NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt refused to ask Clinton about Benghazi or the Clinton Foundation. ABC, NBC, and CBS news coverage also failed to identify the Clinton Foundation conflict of interests in 95 percent of the stories about the candidate and the foundation between Aug. 9, and Sept. 9.