“Well, first of all I’m jealous,” Chris Wallace told Fox News immediately after the second and final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden.
“I would have liked to be able to moderate this debate and obtain a real exchange of views instead of hundreds of interruptions”, Fox News Sunday anchor added.
Wallace, who struggled to keep control of the president’s explosions during the first debate a few weeks ago, called Thursday night’s event a “good substantive debate” with “two very competing visions for the country” .
That being said, he added that Biden “had a lot more specific plans” on everything from COVID-19 to health care to climate change, but also that the topics and issues were “playing more to the advantage. de Biden “which forced Trump into” defense “mode.
As he predicted earlier today, Wallace said he believed Biden had “done very well” in countering Trump’s attacks on his son Hunter, citing the president’s secret Chinese bank account and “in particularly about his inability to file his income tax returns on his four-year-old ‘office.
Welker’s widely praised debate performance came after slander from the conservative media echo chamber hinted that the NBC reporter was a partisan Democratic agent. A New York Post The weekend’s hit play cited political donations from his parents, as well as a photo of Welker with President Barack Obama at a White House Christmas party (an event that also featured stars from the conservative media like Rupert Murdoch and Bill O’Reilly), as proof of his impartiality.
Although his network has repeatedly pushed the attacks on Welker, Fox News analyst Brit Hume on Thursday night had some overtly positive things to say about his performance.
“I thought the moderator did a really good job,” he said, praising her specifically for challenging Biden over the controversy surrounding his son Hunter, fueled in large part by Fox News. While he believes Trump may have given his “best maybe ever debate performance,” Hume also thought Biden “fought him for at least one draw.”
And, even Trump, who has spent most of the week complaining about Welker’s unfairness and bias – despite having gushed about him in January 2020 – pointed out midway through the debate. on her skills as a moderator.
“By the way, so far I have a lot of respect for the way you handle this, I have to say,” the president admitted.
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