Chris Wallace Blames Trump For Chaotic Presidential Debate
Fox News anchor and presidential debate moderator Chris Wallace has spoken out for the first time since the debate from Tuesday. He placed most of the blame on President Donald Trump for all the chaos that occurred.
When reacting to a clip from the debate featuring the back-and-forth remarks from both nominees, Wallace light-heartedly said, “I had just gotten over the PTSD. And then you put me right back into it.”
Wallace explained that the debate went off-track and broke into chaos right after he made his opening statement to the debate.
“I thought we’re going to have a real debate here. It became clearer and clearer over time that this was something different, and that the president was determined to try to butt in and throw Joe Biden off… I saw a Fox analysis that indicates the president interrupted either Biden’s answers or my questions a total of 145 times, which is way more than one a minute,” Wallace added.
Wallace commented even further saying, “In the beginning, I was cajoling. I guess I did that twice. And then I began being more forceful. And at a certain point, 45 minutes in, I called a halt to the debate for a moment and said this, ‘You know, this really isn’t serving America. Please stop the interruptions.”
The anchor ended his analysis of why the debate ended the way it did with asserting that the president “bears the primary responsibility for what happened on Tuesday.”