On Friday’s “Good Morning America,” co-host George Stephanopoulos, also the host of ABC’s “This Week” gave an on-air apology for not disclosing his potential conflict of interest in having donated to the Clinton Foundation prior to his interview of “Clinton Cash” author Peter Schweizer, whose book has offered a critical look at that foundation.
“I want to address some news you may have seen about me,” Stephanopoulos said. “Over the last several years I’ve made substantial donations to dozens of charities, including the Clinton Global Foundation. Those donations were a matter of public record but I should have made additional disclosures on-air hen we covered the Foundation. And I now believe that directing personal donations to that foundation was a mistake. Even though I made them strictly support work done to stop the spread of AIDS, help the children, and protect the environment in poor countries, I should’ve gone the extra mile to avoid even the appearance of a conflict. I apologize to all of you for failing to do that.”
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