ABC News’ Martha Raddatz was a presidential debate moderator, so she’s supposed to be neutral, but that didn’t stop her from appearing to get choked up on live TV when discussing Donald Trump winning the election on Tuesday night.
“Donald Trump, I questioned what he would do about Syria and 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,” Raddatz said.
She appeared visibly concerned and went on to discuss that Hillary Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine, once said he wouldn’t trust his son in the military during a Trump administration.
“That’s a pretty extreme thing to say; if you have a son in the Marine Corps, and that you don’t trust the commander-in-chief,” Raddatz said as emotions she was feeling seemed to flash on her face.
An ABC spokesperson told TheWrap it is “ridiculous and untrue” that she was choked up during the discussion.
In fairness, Raddatz had been live on the air for almost eight hours when this occurred, so perhaps she was just tired. She is widely considered one of the most respectable journalists in the industry and the Debate Commission knows better than to select someone who would openly show support for a specific candidate.
Either way, Trump pulled a shocking upset over Clinton on Tuesday night when he won key battleground states to become the 45th president-elect of the United States.
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