Debating one person is difficult, especially if he’s had oodles of alone time in his basement to prepare while you’ve been a little busy leading the country. Debating that person and a partisan media hack at the same time is just BS. This, however, was President Donald Trump’s exact plight Tuesday night at the first 2020 presidential debate. He was treated to a two-on-one showdown with his actual opponent, Joe Biden, and his honorary rival, Fox News moderator Chris Wallace.
Wallace failed to maintain any control over the debate. Even members of the left pointed out what a chaotic “disgrace” the whole ordeal was. But after a while, it was hard to pay attention to anything but Wallace’s Biden bias. Media moderators playing favorites with presidential contenders is nothing new, but Wallace’s persistent partisanship reached a new low.
From interrupting Trump, but not Biden, at nearly every turn, blocking the incumbent before he could correct mischaracterizations and flat-out lies from Biden, to full-throated arguments with the president despite lobbing soft-ball questions — or no questions at all — to the former vice president, Wallace’s presentation was appalling.
Wallace Did the Left’s Bidding
Who needs the leftist media swarming to fact-check Trump’s claims from this debate when you have Wallace to recycle long-debunked claims? “Vice President Biden, you say that President Trump’s response to the violence in Charlottesville three years ago, when he talked about ‘very fine people on both sides’ was what directly led you to launch this run for president,” Wallace said, framing his question as a Trump attack using a false leftist talking point to smear Trump as a white supremacist sympathizer.
During the same segment, Wallace employed more Democrat talking points in what proved to be one of the most egregious exchanges of the night. Earlier this month, the Trump administration rightly announced it would be prohibiting federal agencies from subjecting their employees to woke “critical race theory” and “white privilege” seminars. Although critical race theory is itself a racist and toxic framework of social study, which posits that white people are guilty oppressors based only on the color of their skin and therefore lends itself to extreme “remedies” (such as looting as reparations), Wallace framed it nicely as “racial sensitivity training.”
“This month, your administration directed federal agencies to end racial sensitivity training that addresses white privilege or critical race theory,” Wallace said, couching critical race theory with the unobjectionable “racial sensitivity” phrase. “Why did you decide to do that — to end racial sensitivity training?” Wallace doubled down on the term. The implication, of course, is that Trump himself is insensitive to racial issues.
“I ended it because it’s racist,” Trump replied. “A lot of people were complaining that they were asked to do things that were absolutely insane, that it was a radical revolution that was taking place in our military, in our schools, all over the place.”
Trump’s statements were true, but the truth wasn’t good enough for Wallace, who asked like a genuine leftist, “What is radical about racial sensitivity training?” Trump didn’t take the bait. “They were teaching people to hate our country, and I’m not going to do that,” Trump said. “I’m not going to allow that to happen.”
Several times, Trump tried to talk about Biden’s scandalous family business dealings concerning his son Hunter, which presented a gross conflict of interest while Biden was in office during the Obama administration. After Biden repeatedly lied, saying it was “simply not true” that Hunter received $3.5 million from the wife of the ex-mayor of Moscow — in fact, a wire transfer and a Senate report revealed that’s exactly what happened — Wallace always deflected, closing out segments before Biden faced too much heat.
“We’ve already been through this,” Wallace interrupted. “I think the American people would rather hear about more substantial subjects. … I’d like to talk about climate change.” “So would I,” Biden replied. That worked out well. Of course, Wallace then proceeded to debate Trump on climate change, touting Obama’s Clean Power Plan and using language seemingly intended to paint Trump as a science denier.
Wallace Failed Miserably
This is to say nothing of Wallace coaching Biden about what his policy plans contain, or of coming to Biden’s rescue when the former vice president couldn’t name one police group that supported him, or of asking Trump the same question over and over about his tax returns despite the president answering it, or of characterizing Biden’s “defund the police” position with the more palatable phrase “community control of policing.”
Wallace proved himself a hack over and over, and it was disgusting. How are the American people supposed to discern between the two candidates and their positions when a third-party injects himself into the debate in such an improper way, shirking his duty of moderating in favor of carrying out his anti-Trump agenda?
The American people don’t want to see a cultural elitist prevent the two 2020 fighters from engaging in a verbal brawl. They don’t want to see the candidates get shut down right before they’re about to get angry and show their most authentic colors. And they sure didn’t tune in to watch Wallace debate Trump. “Well, first of all, I guess I’m debating you, not him,” Trump said to Wallace during one of their scuffles. Fact check: True.
17 thoughts on “Chris Wallace Had “The Most Embarrassing Moderator Performance In History””
Wallace is a Scumbag Lefy Democrat.
WHY ARE ALL THE DEBATE MODERATORS RADICAL LIBERAL LEFTISTS???
Listen up you idiots–Trump came in as a child on speed creating chaos. Trying to yell over anyone trying to answer questions on the two minutes allowed. PUSHING the moderator to remind him of the rules that the Trump team agreed to follow
LIKE AN UNRULY CHILD he disrupted a planned debate and ruined the experience for all.
Wallace was just a “pencil neck geek” aiding Biden at every chance that he could. When Biden started the name calling, Wallace should immediately have stopped Biden and asked for an Apology to our President and to our Country!! Biden is a nobody but a deep state corrupt washed up politician that is totally weak, feeble,angry,disoriented old man and a true racist from day one. He is a white collar thug that has done absolutely nothing for our country but line the pockets of himself and his family. Any normal person can see this;Mark Levin investigated Biden’s background and it did not look good at all.
Just what was expected from”Wally” Pathetic, just Pathetic !
Why does everyone seem so surprised? Does no one have a memory at least 4 years long when Wallace & Kelly bushwhacked Trump when he was there with Hillary? Wallace is just as much a part of fake news as anyone on PmsDNC or CNN. They are all pathetic. Now they want to censor Trump just like Twitter, Facebook or any other of the high tech censor machines that plague the internet. I just love living in Communist America. Who would have ever thought it? But easy to predict when all of the stars causing rioting in the sixties are the college professors of today.
Hey Ed M, you should watch it again! Biden was the first one to interrupt. Was Trump bombastic? For sure. What did you expect after almost 4 yrs of you Leftist Liberal POS lying abour Russia Collusion, Trump Never douncing White Supremacist or Hate groups, the fake impeachment scam, going after his family etc. So stop your sorry @$$ liberal tear crying. Trump is a street fighter, the Lion King in the midst of you hyenas , and fights back hard and keeps on punching. He is not for the Washington Elites or globalism but for America. He accomplished several things against Joe and proved that “Schmoe” couldn’t lead a trail of ants:
Joe said he was not for the Green New Deal, total lie, check his site
Next not, one Law Enforcement Agency has endorsed him fact, true!
Joe’s ” Antifa is an Idea” well tell that to the family member who was killed by 100% Antifa member and all those that who’s businesses were looted & destroyed. I didn’t know ideas could do that! Trump didnt do that.
Finally, Joe said he wasn’t an electd official so wouldn’t call Dem governors or mayors to stop the rampant destruction. Holy poop, this is just to show you that what Trump said was correct! Trump has done more in 47 months than Joe has in 47 years in politics, perfect and classic true line. So my advice to you is “Walk Away” while you still can as the
“idea” can come for you too, then what, smart @$$?
C. Wallace absolutely showed his anti Trump bias, and then told everyone the debate got out of control because of Trump. Not being able to give a rebuttal to Bidens lies was Wallace stopping the true debate issues.
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