Host Chris Wallace, a registered Democrat, is facing a backlash from some colleagues for his bias in the debate in favor of Joe Biden over President Trump; Plus, more highlights of last night’s presidential debate.
Trump vs. Biden and Wallace: Was the host bias?
President Donald Trump appeared to be in a two against one battle against both Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, as well as Fox host Chris Wallace in the first presidential debates of 2020, held in Cleveland, Ohio on Tuesday night.
Wallace interrupted and/or argued with the president so many times, that even Trump called out Wallace, saying, “Well, first of all, I guess I’m debating you, not him. But that’s okay.”
A number of Wallace’s media colleagues took to Twitter to call him out for apparent bias, the Daily Wire reported.
Bill O’Reilly tweeted: “Good line from Trump—he tells Chris Wallace he’s debating him, not Joe.”
Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro tweeted: “Chris Wallace, over the course of the night, has moved from moderator to debater.”
Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade tweeted: “Why is @JoeBiden allowed to interrupt? @realDonaldTrump is not.”
Many times, Wallace appeared to be Biden’s tag-team helper.
Fox contributor and former chief assistant US attorney Andy McCarthy tweeted: “Chris Wallace jumps in a second time when Biden having trouble with Trump’s questioning.” McCarthy also tweeted: “I love Chris Wallace, but he should get out of the way.”
California GOP committee woman Harmeet K. Dhillon was blunt, tweeting: “Chris Wallace is a disgrace. Republicans need to stop allowing the slanted media to have any role in debates in future years.”
Wallace also appeared to turn the event into some twisted variation of the game show Who wants to be a millionaire, serving as a “lifeline” for Joe Biden.
Cofounder of the Federalist, Sean Davis, tweeted: “Chris Wallace is now reading Biden’s energy plan back to him to remind Biden what’s in his plan. I have never, never seen anything like this from a moderator.”
Trump receives a 3rd Nobel Peace Prize nomination for 2020
President Donald Trump has now received his third separate nomination for a Nobel peace prize in 2020, this time coming from a group of Australian law professors who have noted his efforts in reducing United States involvement in wars, Fox reported.
“What he [President Trump] has done with the Trump Doctrine is that he has decided he would no longer have America involved in endless wars, wars which achieve nothing but the killing of thousands of young Americans and enormous debts imposed on America,” David Flint, an Australian legal scholar, told Sky News Australia. “He’s reducing America’s tendency to get involved in any and every war.”