ABC Worries Hillary Is Not Fighting Back Hard Enough Against Trump

With numerous polls now showing a virtual tie between presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton, the liberal media seems to be getting nervous. ABC’s World News Tonight seemed to show the first signs of this fear Thursday. “Our team also asking Clinton today, what some of her supporters have been asking,” stated host David Muir, “After Donald Trump's attacks, is Clinton fighting back hard enough?

Clinton now has her sights set on one man,” reported ABC’s Cecilia Vega in a not so subtle attempt to dismiss Clinton’s Bernie Sanders problem. “But tonight, questions about whether Clinton is ready to battle a rival like Trump,” Vega continued.

ABC’s Liz Kreutz contributed to the report by almost begging Clinton to step-up and fight harder against Trump in their interview:

Some of your supporters would say that you have to fight back a lot harder against Donald Trump. That his attacks against you and your husband are left unanswered.

Clinton responded with a common line spun from her campaign, “I'm going to run a campaign about the American people.” Clinton continued by saying, “He can run his campaign any way he wishes, but I'm going to stay focused on what matters to voters.”

And she's getting help,” Vega chimed in, “In Japan, President Obama saying world leaders are worried about a possible Trump presidency.” Vega then played a clip of Obama from his trip to Japan where he warned that world leaders were worried about the possibility of Trump leading America.

In a press conference Obama told the media, “They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements. But they're rattled by him.”

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy telling ABC News -- allies tell her they are concerned about a President Trump,” confirmed Vega, adding more gravitas to Obama’s statement. 

Transcript below: 

ABC
World News Tonight
May 26, 2016
6:39:09 PM Eastern [2 Minutes 1 Second]

DAVID MUIR: In the meantime, we turn to Hillary Clinton, reacting tonight after that harsh report from the State Department about her private e-mail server. Our team also asking Clinton today, what some of her supporters have been asking. After Donald Trump's attacks, is Clinton fighting back hard enough? Here's what she told us. ABC's Cecilia Vega on the campaign trail, as well.

[Cuts to video]

CECILIA VEGA: Tonight, Hillary Clinton on the defensive, after that scathing State Department report about her e-mails. Speaking with ABC's Liz Kreutz.

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LIZ KREUTZ: Can you say today that you did not break the rules?

HILLARY CLINTON: You know, this report makes clear that personal e-mail use was the practice for other secretaries of state. But it was still a mistake. And as I've said many times, if I could go back, I would do it differently.

VEGA: Clinton now has her sights set on one man.

CLINTON: The best way to reassure ourselves and the rest of the world is to make sure that Donald Trump, this loose cannon, never gets close to the White House.

VEGA: But tonight, questions about whether Clinton is ready to battle a rival like Trump.

KREUTZ: Some of your supporters would say that you have to fight back a lot harder against Donald Trump. That his attacks against you and your husband are left unanswered.

CLINTON: I'm going to run a campaign about the American people. He can run his campaign any way he wishes, but I'm going to stay focused on what matters to voters.

VEGA: And she's getting help. In Japan, President Obama saying world leaders are worried about a possible Trump presidency.

BARACK OBAMA: They are not sure how seriously to take some of his pronouncements. But they're rattled by him.

VEGA: Ambassador Caroline Kennedy telling ABC News -- allies tell her they are concerned about a President Trump.

[Cuts back to live]

And tonight, Donald Trump is shrugging off President Obama's claim that some world leaders are rattled by the prospect that he would win the oval office, saying that in business, sometimes when you rattle people, it's a good thing, not a bad thing. David?

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