by Phillip Stucky
Campaign staffers for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton completely scripted the questions that host Steve Harvey asked during a February interview, according to reports.
The information came from a leak provided through DCLeaks.com, and included a memo that provided the exact questions Harvey was supposed to ask during the course of the interview, according to the Washington Free Beacon Wednesday.
“YOUR time at the studio will be divided into five segments. We coordinated closely with the show’s producers on the script and format of the show (see attachments for format and Q&A),” the leaked memo wrote directly to Clinton.
“The purpose of this interview is to reach African American and women voters. We reached out to the show because it is the most watched TV show for African Americans in the United States. Steve’s show averages 2.6 million viewers daily and has a significant social media following. His main demographic is women ages 25-54,” the memo continues.
“Steve is known to be a host who goes out of his way to make his guests feel comfortable.”
The rest of the memo lists all of the approved questions, along with several possible scripted responses on behalf of the Democratic nominee.
“The hard truth is, our country’s struggle with racism is far from over. And this has been one of the fights of my life, from when I first got out of law school and went to South Carolina to help juveniles being held in adult prisons, or when I went down to Alabama, to investigate segregation academies,” one of the potential responses reads.