ABC Marvels at Hillary ‘Going for Gold’ with ‘Olympic Strategy’

All the networks in the “Big Three” decided it was time to move on from Hillary Clinton’s latest E-Mail controversy on Thursday evening. And for ABC who only gave the story 38 seconds the previous evening? They were in awe of her campaign’s “Olympics strategy” for attacking Donald Trump. “Her campaign saying Donald Trump has, quote, “an aversion to the truth,” after he labeled the president the founder of ISIS,” stated anchor David Muir on World News Tonight with the on-screen headline reading, “Going for Gold.

ABC’s Cecilia Vega seemed to have nothing but praise for Clinton’s attacks. “Hillary Clinton in a Detroit factory today, painting her opponent as an out of touch rich guy,” she reported, “Clinton blasting Donald Trump, even using the Olympics to take political shots, arguing Trump's ideas for the economy are based on fear.

The attack Vega was touting:

HILLARY CLINTON: If team USA was as fearful as Trump, Michael Phelps and Simone Biles would be cowering in the locker room, afraid to come out to compete. Instead, they're winning gold medals. America isn't afraid to compete.

Clinton's camp pouring more than $13 million into TV ads airing as America goes for the gold,” Vega continued as she dug into Trump, “The score so far? 56 million to zero. That's what Clinton is spending on general election TV ads. Trump, not a dime.

Vega also seemed impressed with the fact the Clinton campaign was releasing her tax returns, saying, “Her taxes could come tomorrow, the 2015 taxes. Ten years’ worth from Tim Kaine too, David. They are definitely trying to push the pressure on here.

Transcript below: 

ABC
World News Tonight
August 11, 2016
6:39:13 PM Eastern 

[ON SCREEN HEADLINE: Going for Gold]

DAVID MUIR: Meantime, Hillary Clinton tonight far from Trump tower, and wasting no time fighting back against Trump. Her campaign saying Donald Trump has, quote, “an aversion to the truth,” after he labeled the president the founder of ISIS. Meantime, Clinton and her Olympics strategy. ABC's Cecilia Vega in Michigan.

[Cuts to video]

CECILIA VEGA: Hillary Clinton in a Detroit factory today, painting her opponent as an out of touch rich guy.

CLINTON: He wants America to work for him and his friends, at the expense of everyone else.

VEGA: Clinton blasting Donald Trump, even using the Olympics to take political shots, arguing Trump's ideas for the economy are based on fear.

CLINTON: If team USA was as fearful as Trump, Michael Phelps and Simone Biles would be cowering in the locker room, afraid to come out to compete. Instead, they're winning gold medals. America isn't afraid to compete.

VEGA: Clinton's camp pouring more than $13 million into TV ads airing as America goes for the gold.

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CLINTON CAMPAIGN AD: And those companies that move overseas? She'd charge them an exit tax.

VEGA: The score so far? 56 million to zero. That's what Clinton is spending on general election TV ads. Trump, not a dime.

DONALD TRUMP: Clinton is getting a little bit nervous, crooked Hillary, she's getting a little bit concerned. I said, “That’s okay. That's okay. We sit back and wait.”

[Cuts back to live]

MUIR: Cecilia Vega with us live from Detroit. And in addition to those Olympics ads, Mrs. Clinton also trying to put pressure on Trump tonight for not releasing his taxes, Cecilia?

VEGA: They could come -- her taxes could come tomorrow, the 2015 taxes. Ten years’ worth from Tim Kaine too, David. They are definitely trying to push the pressure on here.

Nicholas Fondacaro
Nicholas Fondacaro
Nicholas C. Fondacaro