President Donald Trump on Wednesday, Sept. 30, said he had to debate two people at the first presidential debate on Tuesday night, and called out Fox News host Chris Wallace, for trying to protect Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
“I’m so disappointed in Fox,” Trump told his supporters at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minnesota. “I’m not just running against Joe Biden, I’m running against the corrupt far-left media socialists and communists in the Democrat Party.”
President Trump recalled that he was trying to force Biden to talk about his son Hunter Biden’s corrupt dealings overseas and use the term “law enforcement” during the debate but was interrupted by Wallace.
“The press doesn’t want to talk about it, and Chris Wallace is like, ‘We don’t want to discuss that,’” the president said. “Oh, it’s so sad.”
“I’ve got news for Joe,” he added, reported Breitbart News. “If you ever became president, you have to deal with some of the toughest people in the world, and Chris Wallace is very very easy by comparison.”
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CHRIS WALLACE was the Moderator.
Why did he feel the need to ask him to do so again last night?
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 30, 2020
Wallace has faced intense backlash after the first presidential debate that he struggled to control.
Even his co-workers criticized his handling of the debate, with many saying President Trump was forced to debate him in addition to Biden.
“Trump is debating the moderator and Biden,” Fox’s Laura Ingraham tweeted.
Host Greg Gutfeld also retweeted multiple comments about the president debating two people.
In one retweet, podcast host Stephen L. Miller called Wallace out for “grilling Trump on his supporters taking to the streets when antifa is burning businesses down right now.”
Fox News’s Brian Kilmeade asked, “Why is @JoeBiden allowed to interrupt? @realDonaldTrump is not?” In a since-deleted tweet, Kilmeade said that it “looks like 2 v 1” debate at times, reported Daily Caller.
Wallace on Wednesday called the first debate a “terrible missed opportunity” that went “off the tracks.”
“I’m a pro,” Wallace said. “I’ve never been through anything like this.”
The Commission on Presidential Debates plans to introduce some changes for the next two events, one of which would allow moderators to cut the mics of participants who violate the rules.
“Try getting a new Anchor and a smarter Democrat candidate!” President Trump said in response to the news.
Try getting a new Anchor and a smarter Democrat candidate! https://t.co/B9heSVV1OJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2020