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ABC News Correspondent David Wright Suspended

Wright Was Caught Saying Disparaging Comments About President Donald Trump

ABC News suspended a veteran correspondent David Wrightafter the journalist was secretly recorded on video by a right-wing activist group leveling criticism against the network and making disparaging comments about President Donald Trump.

“Any action that damages our reputation for fairness and impartiality or gives the appearance of compromising it harms ABC News and the individuals involved,” an ABC News spokesperson said in a statement. “David Wright, has been suspended to avoid any possible appearance of bias, he will be reassigned away from political coverage when he returns.”

It was not clear how long Wright had been suspended for and an ABC News spokesperson declined to say.