Elizabeth Warren had a moment at the recent, poorly rated, CNN LGBT town hall event that the media has caused to go viral.
What everyone didn’t know until now is that the man who asked the question was one of her maxed-out donors.
For some strange reason, CNN failed to mention this.
The Washington Free Beacon reports:
CNN Failed to Disclose Warren Town Hall Questioner Was Maxed-Out Donor
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren’s zinger at an LGBT town hall may have gone viral, but CNN failed to disclose that the questioner donated the federal maximum to her 2018 Massachusetts Senate campaign.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo introduced Morgan Cox at the Thursday town hall as “the chair of the Human Rights Campaign board of directors” who was part of “a real estate investment firm in Dallas, Texas.” Cox asked Warren what she would say if “a supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I’m old-fashioned and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.'”
“Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that and I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman. I’m cool with that,'” Warren said, before adding to uproarious laughter, “Assuming you can find one.”
The CNN chyron described Cox as “Chair, Human Rights Campaign Board of Directors.” It could have just as easily identified Cox as “Donor, Elizabeth Warren.”
Cox’s Twitter profile indicates that his full name is “Morgan W. Cox III” and he is a partner at the investment firm Marquis Group. The Marquis Group is located in Plano, Tex., part of the larger Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.
The left is positively giddy about this:
Question: What if a supporter says "my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman, what is your response?"
Sen. Elizabeth Warren: "I'm going to assume it's a guy who said that, and I'm going to say then just marry one woman… assuming you can find one." pic.twitter.com/LSQlOScAjP
— The Hill (@thehill) October 11, 2019
People are calling her out for this:
It was pretty clearly a rehearsed exchange.
— Zerilan (@Zerilann) October 14, 2019
I knew that was a fake exchange
— Christine (@Christi59792230) October 14, 2019
Look, I thought it was a snappy answer but don’t kid yourself, it was a set up.
I’ve done a lot of town halls.
Perfect question construction with a 2 part zinger answer? Planted https://t.co/FYtX0nLTfn
— Will Ritter (@MrWillRitter) October 14, 2019
Is anything about Elizabeth Warren genuine?
Even one thing?