On Wednesday’s Good Morning America, ABC correspondent Linsey Davis tried to hyperlink President Donald Trump to a controversial non secular determine in a approach that it’s unlikely that the information present would do if it concerned a Democratic President as a substitute.
Near the tip of a report updating viewers on the unusually unhealthy flu season, Davis confirmed video of evangelist Gloria Copeland suggesting that it was not mandatory to get a flu shot, alleging that prayer may stop the flu, earlier than the ABC reporter recognized her as “an advisor on the President’s evangelical board.”
The ABC correspondent started the report by recalling examples of deaths which have occurred due to the flu, and measures taken by a faculty in Michigan to stop its unfold. She then added:
Many dad and mom nonetheless consider that the flu shot will truly provide the flu. The medical group is frightened about misconceptions like that — and this one from Gloria Copeland, an advisor on the President’s evangelical board.
Then got here a clip of Copeland in a video clip labeled as being posted by the left-wing group Right Wing Watch. Copeland: “Just keep saying that, ‘I’ll never have the flu. I’ll never have the flu.’ Put words — inoculate yourself with the word.”
The ABC correspondent added: “The concern, this could derail parents from getting their children the vaccine.”
Davis didn’t point out that the evangelical advisory board disbanded greater than a yr in the past as soon as the presidential marketing campaign had ended.
As to the problem of whether or not ABC would equally attempt to embarrass a Democratic President, the community only recently ignored information of that simply surfaced of Barack Obama posing fortunately with controversial anti-Semitic Muslim chief Louis Farrakhan from earlier than he was elected President.