NBC News reporter Dasha Burns revealed that a condition of her October 12 interview with radical Democrat candidate for US Senator John Fetterman was that he would need to use closed captioning to help him process or understand what she was saying. Fetterman suffered a stroke before Pennsylvania’s primary election in May and has severely limited his public speaking engagements ever since.
This video of the Democrat Senate candidate was taken in Pennsylvania earlier today, where ONE person can be heard cheering:
“Send me to Washington, D.C. to take on—to make sure I push back against work to work.”
FETTERMAN: “Send me to Washington, D.C. to take on—to make sure I push back against work to work.”
*literally one person cheers* pic.twitter.com/PX6AKh7cnE
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 15, 2022
The Left blasted the NBC News host for revealing that Fetterman requested a visual aide so he could communicate with her.
Watch NBC’s follow-up to their interview here:
Fetterman’s wife, Gisele Fetterman, wasn’t pleased by the NBC News reporter’s revelation about her husband’s need to use a visual aid to communicate. Much like Jill Biden, Gisele Fetterman has been criticized for her heavy-handed handling of her husband.
Fetterman and his wife hid his stroke from the public before the primary election. After he won, Gisele spoke to his supporters for him:
Just days after a stroke, Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman won the state’s Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.
His wife, Gisele Barreto Fetterman, spoke on his behalf to supporters in Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, saying that "he's already on his way to a full recovery." pic.twitter.com/OdggEoyQkK
— The Associated Press (@AP) May 18, 2022
In the video below, Gisele can be seen rushing over to her husband to keep him away from a reporter trying to ask a question about his Trump-endorsed Republican opponent Dr. Mehmet Oz.
John Fetterman’s wife rushes to get between him and a tracker who asks him a question about debating Dr. Oz.
Where have we seen this before? 🧐
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 6, 2022
Mrs. Fetterman appeared on a podcast with borderline Communist reporter Molly Jong-Fast where she told the host she believes there should be “consequences” for Bash because she revealed that her husband, John Fetterman, required closed-captioning to appear on his computer during their recent interview.
Gisele’s podcast interview can be heard in the first video.
In the second video, Axios reporter John Kraushaar who was being interviewed on Fox News was asked by the hosts to share his thoughts on Mrs. Fetterman’s remarks, “It makes you wonder why Fetterman‘s campaign—why Fetterman‘s wife is so worried about what that interview showed.”
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 14, 2022
NBC News reporter later revealed that her interview with Fetterman was “very different” than an interview with him in May before his stroke.
“He still has lingering auditory processing issues as a result of the stroke, which means he has a hard time understanding what he’s hearing. Now once he reads the question, he’s able to understand,” Burns explained.
Leo Terrell reports – Burns said that overall, Fetterman still struggled to understand conversations.
“It did seem that he had a hard time understanding our conversations,” she said.
In response to Burns discussing her interview with Fetterman, Gisele Fetterman called for Burns to face “consequences” and said she still hasn’t “heard an apology.”
“I don’t like saying rage because I think that’s a really unhealthy feeling, and when you feel those things, it only harms yourself,” she said. “But what a disservice that she did to not only my husband but to anyone facing a disability and working through it, and I don’t know how there were not consequences. I mean, there are consequences for folks in these positions who are any of the isms. I mean, she was ableist. That’s what she was in her interview.”
“It was appalling to the entire disability community and, I think to journalism,” she continued. “So I was shocked. I’m still really upset about it. And I think the positive is it’s brought a lot of conversations around accommodations, around rights, around ableism. I mean, ableism was trending on Twitter. It just shows there’s so much work to do, but these networks have to take accountability. Like, where is your training?”
“It was appalling to see,” she added. “And you see that in schools, you see that in young children. You don’t expect to see it at this level. And I haven’t heard an apology. It hasn’t come. I’m hopeful that they will reflect and see that they did an incredible disservice to all Americans.”