Interviewing Ivanka Trump is considered a big get. But what did it take for ABC’s Good Morning America to score the interview? This morning Ivanka Trump appeared on the program but she was not questioned by an ABC reporter or one of the program’s hosts. Instead, the interview was conducted by The View’s Abby Huntsman, an admitted Republican and previous employee of Fox News. Huntsman’s father, Jon, is the U.S. Ambassador to Russia.
Were any questions off limits? Were there pre-conditions for the interview? ABC didn’t say.
The same #AbbyHuntsman who has spent much of her time on The View as defender of and apologist for Ivanka.
— One of Canterbury's Tales (@jamspan10) February 8, 2019
Seems slightly problematic that the father of the interviewer – Abby Huntsman – is in the Trump administration (ambassador to Russia). https://t.co/NYY9CHRGgO
— Kate Brannen (@K8brannen) February 8, 2019
Seems strategically staged. I mean Abby Huntsman?? She’s like the understudy to the understudy of the main understudy. What’s softer than a softball interview?
— A. C. (@mygorgi) February 8, 2019