ABC’s Martha Raddatz Gets Emotional as She Bashes Trump

ABC News journalist Martha Raddatz on election night struggled to not get emotional as the night got worse for Hillary Clinton. Speaking of Trump on foreign policy, her voice quivered, “I was also looking back [voice breaks] at an interview Tim Kaine gave. Tim Kaine has a son in the Marine Corps. He was asked, by John Dickerson, ‘So if Donald Trump is democratically elected, and your son is serving as a Marine, you wouldn't trust his life under that commander-in-chief? And Kaine said, ‘I wouldn't.” 

Struggling to hold it together, she continued, “That's a pretty extraordinary thing to say [voice breaks] if you have a son in the Marine Corps and you don’t trust the Commander in Chief.  The  people [voice breaks] in the military defend the Constitution.” 

Listen for yourself and see what you think. 

A transcript of the exchange between Raddatz and Stephanopoulos is below: 

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ABC News
11/9/16
1:12am

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: I want to bring this back to Martha Raddatz. Of course, you questioned Donald Trump closely on this during the debates. But right now, we have American troops on battlefields in Afghanistan and Iraq. Fewer than before, but still there. 

MARTHA RADDATZ:  Yes, we do. And Donald Trump, I questioned about what he would do in Syria, his understanding of military policy and civilian/military divide, I don't know that he really has a plan for what he's going to do there. He has General Mike Flynn, General Mike Flynn has been with him. He has, he’ll quickly tell you he has 200 admirals and generals backing him. I think Mike Flynn has been a huge influence on him. I was also looking back [voice breaks] at an interview Tim Kaine gave. Tim Kaine has a son in the Marine Corps. He was asked, by John Dickerson, “So if Donald Trump is democratically elected, and your son is serving as a Marine, you wouldn't trust his life under that commander-in-chief? And Kaine said, I wouldn't. That's a pretty extraordinary thing to say [voice breaks] if you have a son in the Marine Corps and you don’t trust the Commander in Chief.  The people [voice breaks] in the military defend the Constitution. 

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