Trump Sure Seems Upset At Chris Wallace After A Disastrous Debate Night

Debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace speaks to President Donald Trump in the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Clevelan... Debate moderator and Fox News anchor Chris Wallace speaks to President Donald Trump in the first presidential debate at the Health Education Campus of Case Western Reserve University on September 29, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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After a presidential debate performance on Tuesday night that was by all counts a complete train wreck, President Donald Trump littered his Twitter feed with attacks against debate moderator and Fox News host Chris Wallace Wednesday morning.

“Chris had a tough night,” Trump tweeted with the New York Times’ debate analysis on how Wallace “repeatedly struggled to keep the proceedings coherent.”

At nearly midnight on Tuesday, Trump posted a graphic of himself pitted against not just his Democratic rival Joe Biden, but Wallace as well:

Then he went on to retweet a series of posts bashing the Fox News host early Wednesday morning:

(Screenshots: Twitter)

The debate did see Wallace chide the President several times for repeatedly interrupting both him and Biden.

“Mr. President, I’m the moderator of this debate and I’d like you to let me ask my question, and then you can answer,” Wallace snapped when Trump kept cutting in as the Fox host tried to ask about health care.

Later during the debate, Wallace told Trump, “I think that the country would be better served if we allowed both people to speak with fewer interruptions. I’m appealing to you, sir, to do that.”

“And him too,” the President said, gesturing at Biden.

“Well frankly, you’ve been doing more interrupting than he has,” Wallace shot back.

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  1. Poor Donnie.

    He’s so mistreated and so well understood.

  2. Well, that pretty much makes all of us in agreement.

    By all reports, Wallace lost every shred of credibility he had going into this thing. I accused him if not being fair and partial last week and many assured me I was wrong. That didn’t go so well. His late father must be spinning in his grave.

    In Wallace’s defense, I’m not sure anyone else would’ve done a better job against the tyrant we saw last night and, honestly, I think we got a good look at what the WH staff deal with every g-dd-mned day and, I’m sorry, but this guy’s gotta go.

    What we have here in terms of public opinion is the parable of the five blind men and the elephant. Everyone has grabbed on to their own piece and that’s what defines the debate for them. In other words, it probably had no effect, especially given that I will bet half the viewing audience turned it off before 30 minutes passed.

  3. Boo tucking hoo.

  4. World’s biggest victim. Per usual.

  5. Wow, I guess the ‘cons’ are ‘triggered’ 'cause donnie got ‘owned’ by Chris Wallace. What a bunch of snowflakes.

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