During a panel discussion on CBS’s Face the Nation, former FTN host Bob Schieffer, who has served as a presidential debate moderator before, was asked what questions he’d pose to the two presidential candidates tonight.
The ex-CBS News anchor and current contributor bluntly noted that he would just get the elephant out of the room right away and go right at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over his hot mic comments that are dominating the political news landscape.
“I guess what I would say would be this,” Schieffer told host John Dickerson. “‘Mr. Trump, if some man did to your daughters what you were talking about in that debate, in that tape, would you think that was cool? Would you be OK with that?'”
After fellow panelists Major Garrett and Norah O’Donnell said they’d be interested in hearing that answer and wondered if that question will even be posed in the town hall forum, Schieffer then delivered the following blow.
“Yes. Because this language goes beyond boys being boys,” Schieffer plainly leveled. “This is pigs being pigs. And I think that it is not a distraction. It is an issue.”
Check out the conversation above, via CBS News.
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