Kristen Welker, an NBC News journalist with strong ties to the Democratic Party, was selected as the next moderator of the presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden on Thursday, Oct. 22.
Next Thursday will be the second presidential debate, this time at Belmont University in Nashville. The meeting will be moderated by Kristen Welker, who is currently serving as White House correspondent for NBC News since 2011.
According to Fox News, President Trump’s supporters have disagreed over Welker, especially since the moderators who covered the previous two debates, Chris Wallace and Savannah Guthrie, were heavily criticized for showing a strong bias in favor of the Democratic candidate.
Chris Wallace, the moderator of the first presidential debate, was heavily criticized for his performance. First by President Trump’s supporters because of Wallace’s obvious favoritism for the Democratic candidate at all times. But he was also criticized by his fellow journalists who claimed that the debate was completely out of his control and he did not rise to the occasion.
President Trump himself also disagreed with the moderator’s performance.
According to Fox, Welker comes from an openly Democratic family, which has even invested cash in the party and in President Trump’s opponents over the years on numerous occasions.
Kristen Welker’s parents, Julie and Harvey Welker, have donated tens of thousands of dollars. They have contributed to both the Democratic Party and various candidates such as Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Barack Obama. Obama alone was given $20,000.
Obviously the family’s affinity with Obama is such that the Welker family spent Christmas 2012 with the Obamas in the White House.
“Anyone who has dealt with Welker knows she is an activist, not a reporter. The White House press team views her the same way they would AOC or Pelosi if they came into the office,” a senior White House official told The Post.
According to the official website of the U.S. Commission on Presidential Debates, Kristien Welker announced the topics for the next meeting, which were published yesterday.
Topics for discussion between Joe Biden and President Donald Trump include fighting the CCP Virus, American families and race in the United States, climate change, national security, and political leadership.