An ABC News anchor used Vice President Mike Pence’s Christian faith to accuse President Donald Trump of killing Americans through negligence.

Interviewing Pence on ABC’s “Nightline” in a segment on the federal response to the coronavirus pandemic, anchor Byron Pitts closed the segment by asking him if he used his prayer time to consider how he and Trump have killed thousands of Americans.

“Mr. Vice President, I have a final question for you, and I ask this in a non-political way,” Pitts began, making it clear it was entirely political.

“You are a person of deep faith.  No one doubts that. When you talk to God in your moments alone, do you find yourself worrying at all that people you represent, and care deeply about, have died and will die who did not need to because of steps the federal government did not take soon enough?” asked Pitts.

The question seems to imply God would personally judge Pence for political decisions with which the mainstream media disagree.

Pence did not take the faith-bashing bait.

“Well,” Pence began, obviously disappointed in the personal and political smear disguised as a question. “Thank you for mentioning that we are talking about one American at a time.”

He added, “We wanted the American people to see the numbers so that we understand the challenging days that lie ahead. But I want people to know that our future is in your hands, that if every one of us will do and put into practice the Guidelines for America, that we can bring those numbers down.”

Despite claiming people were dying because Trump did not take action, neither Pitts or ABC News offered any examples.

The interview was pre-taped and Pitts’ question was left in, despite the fact it was a clearly personal attack.

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Michael Brigham has written for American Action News since the summer of 2019. His areas of expertise include foreign affairs, government, and politics, but regardless of the subject matter, he has a nose and an insatiable appetite for news. In his free time, he enjoys reading nonfiction, watching a mix of comedies and true crime documentaries, and spending time away from the swamp hiking in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.

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A. D Roberts
9 months ago

tHIS low life Trump hater could not find anything good that Trump could do. He is going to find fault no matter what actually gets done. WHY? Because he is on the front edge of the election attack to get a Demo in office.
Now he wants to attack Trump for the economy going bad because most of the Democrat cities led by Democrats to force the shut down of all businesses as possible. No matter what Trump does, this jerk will find fault and claim that it was not enough.
So when will America realize that Trump is doing good. and the Democrats with 2.2 trillion of added debt is only going to destroy us.

A. D Roberts
9 months ago

Bryon Pitts does not believe in God. Why would he try to twist is approach to accuse Pence of being guilty for the deaths of Christians.
IF he were a Christian, he would know that REAL Christians do not fear death. But Pitts is a political hack and does anything he can to attack those who are doing good. May God forgive him.

gary
9 months ago
Reply to  A. D Roberts

The party and people for hate and division of America for Americans the anti-American democrats and their tools for it the bought out biased medias propaganda LIES, promoting unrest and racism for ratings and profits for years and anything anti-American President Trump, just the perversion of the so-called gay rights, LGBD movement using Faith to attack Christians! Beware people and stop this now and far into the future!

Spike
9 months ago

How dare any news outlet question or belittle someone’s faith. ABC is now I network I will not watch. CHRISTAINS SHOULD BOYCOTT ABC .

JJ
JJ
9 months ago
Reply to  Spike

Hey Spike, I stopped watching ABC when they refused to vet Obama and did everything in their power to destroy McCain. What they did to Sarah Palin was disgraceful. What a bunch of left wing socialist bums.

Bill Peddie
Bill Peddie
9 months ago
Reply to  JJ

When I want to know how well Trump is doing, I turn to MSN and see how horrible the alleged reporters treat Trump and his cohorts.
In this case here one of the big wigs who must be an atheist, slammed Pence.
What happened to truth in reporting??????????