If you've tuned in for the first presidential debate you know this is really heating up. Many of the fiery exchanges are between President Trump and moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News.
President Trump butted heads with Fox News anchor Chris Wallace early in Tuesday night’s debate over healthcare policy, prompting the president to go after Wallace for attempting to join the debate rather than moderate it.
Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States, met on a debate stage in Cleveland, Ohio, on Tuesday night for the first presidential debate of the 2020 campaign. Early in the night, Wallace struggled to get a question out over Trump’s plan for healthcare policy after Trump has heavily criticized the Affordable Care Act, known as Obamacare, passed under former President Barack Obama and Biden.
“You promised to repeal and replace Obamacare but you have never in these four years come up with a plan, a comprehensive plan to replace Obamacare …,” Wallace began before Trump interrupted.
“Of course I have. I got rid of the individual mandate,” Trump said over Wallace as the moderator struggled to get his question out. “That is absolutely a big thing. That was the worst part of Obamacare.”
The two struggled to be heard over the sound of the other until Wallace, exasperated, finally said, “Mr. President, I am the moderator of this debate and I would like you to let me ask my question.”
“Go ahead, Chris,” Trump responded.
Holy shit. Now Trump is trampling all over Chris Wallace. So far this has been a disaster. pic.twitter.com/Il1NnrJe89
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2020