President Donald Trump and Fox News debate moderator Chris Wallace sparred within the first ten minutes of the first presidential debate, prompting Trump to retort: “I guess I’m debating you, not him, but that’s OK, I’m not surprised.”
Trump’s remark came after Wallace attacked Trump, picking up on his contender Joe Biden (D)’s accusation that the president was trying to eliminate Obamacare without having a replacement.
Trump ding Chris Wallace: “I guess I’m debating you, not him.” #Debates2020— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) September 30, 2020
Even before their exchange, Wallace repeatedly interrupted Trump to let Biden speak, with pleas of “Mr. President let him finish,” and “Please let him speak.”
Chris Wallace only interrupted Joe Biden 15 times.— Trump War Room – Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 30, 2020
Wallace interrupted President Trump 76 times! #Debates2020
The interaction between Trump and Wallace was expected to be contentious, given Wallace’s history of criticizing the president.
If you still can’t figure out why the American public doesn’t trust the media… just rewatch Chris Wallace’s performance tonight…— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 30, 2020
Biden has repeatedly failed to answer legitimate questions that American voters should know the answers to before voting while Trump takes every interview in the world— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) September 30, 2020
Chris Wallace had the opportunity tonight to get more information to the American voter on Biden and he failed
Chris Wallace owes @realDonaldTrump and the American People an apology after the way he conducted himself tonight!— Mike Hahn (@mikehahn_) September 30, 2020
Chris Wallace personified why the American public at large distrust the media.— 𝓛𝓲𝓼𝓪 (@Rockprincess818) September 30, 2020