Bianna Golodryga Spins for Clinton, Worries Obama Is 'Giving in Too Much' to GOP on Budget
Published: 4/4/2011 11:48 AM ET
Good Morning America's Bianna Golodryga conducted a fawning interview with Bill Clinton on Monday and fretted that Barack Obama is "giving in too much to Republican demands" on the 2011 budget.
The ABC journalist offered the former President, the ex-boss of GMA co-host George Stephanopoulos, no tough questions. Instead, she chose broad, softball queries about the Clinton Global Initiative. At one point, Golodryga, who is married to Barack Obama's former budget director, fawned, "We also saw your daughter moderate a panel yesterday. What was she talking about?"
The reporter also pushed Clinton as to whether Obama should "take on those who question where he was born." She challenged, "I mean, do you think at this point, do you think the President should just say, 'You know what? I'm sick of taking the high road' and just either fight back or handle this once and for all?"
GMA has repeatedly tried to tie the Republican Party in general to the birther movement. On March 17, Stephanopoulos highlighted comments by Donald Trump.
On February 17, 2011, he badgered Congresswoman Michele Bachmann to declare the President a Christian and a citizen: "You know, a sizable number of GOP primary voters are questioning President Obama's faith and citizenship. Can you just state very clearly that President Obama is a Christian and he is a citizen of the United States?"
A transcript of the April 14 segment, which aired at 7:13am EDT, follows: