“What Gives?” – Liberal PBS Host Gwen Ifill Lectures Indiana Town for Not Embracing Obama (Video)

Less than a minute into her town hall event with Barack Obama PBS host Gwen Ifill lectured Elkhart, Indiana for not giving the country’s worst economic president since the Great Depression more credit for the town’s recovery.

ifill what gives

Ifill snarked at the Hoosier crowd, “What gives?”

NewsBusters reported:

Barely a minute into Wednesday’s PBS town hall event with President Barack Obama, PBS NewsHour co-host Gwen Ifill took a few digs at the people of Elkhart, Indiana where the event was being held for not giving Obama “any credit” for their unemployment drop to the point that she exclaimed: “What gives?”

The town hall, which was designed to have the President take questions from the audience, began with Ifill explaining that Wednesday’s visit to Elkhart by the President was his “fifth visit to the once and again R.V. Capital of the world, a small city where the unemployment rate hit 19.6 percent his first year in office, and now has dropped to about four percent.”

Taking into no consideration things that the townspeople or local and state governments may have done to improve business, Ifill went right to wondering why “this White House isn’t get any credit for that turnaround.”

Ifill noted that the town backed then-candidate Ted Cruz in the state’s GOP primary plus “Mitt Romney by two to one in 2012” and John McCain in 2008 “[e]ven when President Obama won Indiana in 2008, just as the economy was crashing.”

In what can be described as a poor choice of words at the minimum, Ifill blurted out before welcoming the President onto the stage: “So what gives? We’ve asked some of the people who live here to join us on the stage of the beautiful Lerner Theater here in downtown for an intimate conversation.”

The liberal host spent the next few moments talking to the President before the audience took over with the questioning and for the first one, Ifill wondered what Donald Trump’s campaign slogan meant to the President: “But I first want to ask why talking to you a little bit about this campaign. What do you think it means when you hear the words ‘Let’s Make America Great Again?’”

When the President brought up the economy in his answer, Ifill followed up by again taking a dig at Elkhart and across the country for still “think[ing] the deficits have gone up and the jobless rate has gone up and in fact that their lives have not improved.”

Comments

As a privately owned web site, we reserve the right to edit or remove comments that contain spam, advertising, vulgarity, threats of violence, racism, anti-Semitism, or personal/abusive attacks on other users. The same applies to trolling, the use of multiple aliases, or just generally being a jerk. Enforcement of this policy is at the sole discretion of the site administrators and repeat offenders may be blocked or permanently banned without warning