ABC Presses Yellen From Left: Will Biden Drop Bipartisanship, Already?


Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America for her first television interview after being sworn in January 26, where she was treated to softballs sympathetic to the far left.

Co-anchor Robin Roberts first asked Yellen about the latest coronavirus relief package. She parroted many journalists in the media demanding President Biden stop trying to compromise and negotiate with Republicans and just ram through his agenda, barely 2 weeks into his presidency:

You’ve gotten right to work. You’ve repeatedly said that passing a COVID relief package, that it is urgent. So how much time do you have to negotiate with Republicans before you, the president and congressional Democrats feel you have to go ahead and push this bill through on your own? 

Yellen emphasized how important this was to get done but didn’t give a timeline, and noted that Biden was trying to do this on a “bipartisan basis.” What she didn’t say? Democrats already voted yesterday to bypass Republicans and ram this through in the Senate, anyway.

Continuing to help the Biden administration by setting up low expectations, Roberts asked Yellen, “Should the public be prepared for unemployment and the economy to get worse before it gets better?”

Moving on to the stock market, Roberts took the side of the financial elites and Wall Street big-wigs to hope the Biden administration would take steps to punish retail investors for boosting GameStop stock:

ROBERTS: Can I ask you about the stock market? What we have seen, the activity in the last few week, especially when it came to the stock GameStop, which went up 400% in a single week, do you believe that that kind of mania poses a serious risk to the economy, and what about, you know, everyday people, their retirement savings, does it play an impact there? 

After Yellen confirmed they may add further regulations on the stock market, Roberts followed up with “So that may be a consideration, there may be some action taken given what we’ve seen in the last few weeks?” 

 

 

What Roberts should’ve asked? If the treasury secretary should recuse herself since she “received around $810,000 in speaking fees from the hedge fund that bailed out one of the primary losers in the recent GameStop frenzy,” according to Fox News.

The ABC journalist’s final question was a gooey softball: “Let me ask you a final question here, making history as you are, what is your hope? What is it that you want to leave your mark on the economy as well as American history?”

Needless to say, this is not how President Trump’s Treasury Secretary was treated in the Trump admin’s “honeymoon period.” Just 3 months in, ABC reporter Terry Moran scorned Steve Mnuchin’s work negotiating at the G-20 Summit, claiming that all of Europe was laughing at the United States. A month later, both ABC and NBC’s morning shows teamed up to bully Mnuchin over Trump’s tax plan in abrasive interviews, using Democrat talking points.

Puffs and Zicam sponsored this softball interview, you can contact them at the Conservatives Fight Back page here. 

Read the questions in the transcript below:

Good Morning America

2/4/2021

ROBIN ROBERTS:  There’s so much we want to discuss with you. You’ve gotten right to work. You’ve repeatedly said that passing a COVID relief package, that it is urgent. So how much time do you have to negotiate with Republicans before you, the president and congressional Democrats feel you have to go ahead and push this bill through on your own? 

(…)

ROBERTS: And as you alluded to, there are so many people that are hurting right now. The latest unemployment rate will come out tomorrow. What are you expecting and should the public be prepared for unemployment and the economy to get worse before it gets better?

(…)

ROBERTS: Can I ask you about the stock market? What we have seen, the activity in the last few week, especially when it came to the stock GameStop, which went up 400% in a single week, do you believe that that kind of mania poses a serious risk to the economy, and what about, you know, everyday people, their retirement savings, does it play an impact there? 

(…)

ROBERTS: So that may be a consideration, there may be some action taken given what we’ve seen in the last few weeks? 

(…)

ROBERTS: Let me ask you a final question here, making history as you are, what is your hope? What is it that you want to leave your mark on the economy as well as American history? 





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