In discussing the last presidential debate, Chris Wallace had some interesting and completely self-centered commentary.
The Fox News host spent most of the debate attacking the president and helping Biden. President Trump even commented on this during the event, telling Wallace: “I guess I’m debating you.”
Even Biden accidentally said it, in a gaffe-filled clip posted on Twitter by Sean Hannity. Discussing the first debate, Joe Biden said that Trump “interrupted Chris Wallace and me,” as if they were a team:
Biden Confuses Trump with Chris Wallace, Then Slips up and Calls Chris Wallace ‘Mike’ pic.twitter.com/AowQasuAGS
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) October 24, 2020
Many Republicans were furious with Wallace, who made clear by his actions that he was a supporter of the former vice president, rather than an impartial moderator.
As for the final debate, Wallace had his opinions on who did better, and his answers were anything but shocking.
“I think it was a good debate. A good substantive debate. Two competing visions for the Country,” the Fox News host said.
“I thought that Biden had many more specific plans, whether it came to COVID, whether it came to handle climate change, whether it came to how to handle health care,” Wallace continued.
But what was Wallace’s main focus? He wished he had been a part of this debate, rather than the one he failed to moderate.
“Well, first of all, I’m jealous,” he said on Fox News’ live coverage of the event. “I would have liked to have been able to moderate that debate.”
— Martine St-Victor (@MartineMontreal) October 23, 2020
But the fact is, Wallace had no one to blame but himself. If he had been an impartial moderator, and had actually done his job, the first debate could have been similar to the last. Instead, he chose to allow Biden to interrupt Trump first, which led to both candidates constantly interrupting each other. Wallace also let Biden get away with not answering tough questions, while he focused on debating the president himself.
It’s quite telling that the first comment Wallace had about the final debate was about himself, as he willingly made himself the star of the first debate.