Watch: Chris Wallace Digs Deeper Hole in Post-Debate Interview, Tells Massive Whoppers About Biden's Answers

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In this combination image of two photos showing both President Donald Trump, left, and former Vice President Joe Biden during the first presidential debate Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2020, at Case Western University and Cleveland Clinic, in Cleveland, Ohio. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)


Fox News anchor Chris Wallace sat down for an interview with colleague Bill Hemmer earlier today, where they discussed Tuesday’s presidential debate and the bipartisan criticism of the way he handled it.

Wallace has been criticized by Republicans who say he gave Joe Biden the kid-glove treatment, and by Democrats who say Wallace should have done more to muzzle President Trump.

Right out of the gate, Hemmer asked Wallace about those criticisms. Wallace’s answer was to blame Trump for how the evening went, stating that “at first I thought the President was going to engage in a debate with Biden and let Biden answer so they could go back and forth, [but] that was a misapprehension.”

After claiming he thought it would have been a good idea for Trump to stand back and let Biden talk uninterrupted, so Trump could “pick apart” his answers later, Wallace responded to critics by saying “hindsight is 20/20” and insinuated he would have done things differently had he known what would happen.

But it was when Hemmer brought up the issue of Biden not answering his question about packing the Supreme Court that Wallace began to gaslight on such a level as to make even his critics at CNN proud.


“He answered the question,” Wallace stated, in spite of video evidence to the contrary.

In addition to that false claim, Wallace told Hemmer that it was Trump who set the tone for the night by being the one who started the interruptions:

“Here’s what happened. We began the first segment on the Supreme Court. They each got their 2 minutes and they both obeyed in that particular case,” Wallace told Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer. “And then Biden started to answer a question and the president started interrupting him. My initial reaction was, this is great because so often these debates become parallel news conferences where one candidate answers the question to him, the other candidate answers the question to him. So, when the president started engaging with Biden, I thought we are going to have a real debate here.”

Watch a shortened version of the full interview below:

But as people who have rewatched the debate and/or read the actual transcript pointed out, it wasn’t Trump who first started interrupting his opponent when he was talking. It was Biden:


And as this video clip from the debate clearly shows, Biden did NOT answer the Supreme Court question:


Trump was the one to act as a moderator, in order to follow-up with Biden and ask him twice again about whether or not he’d pack the Supreme Court.

Chris Wallace ended the segment without pressing Biden for an answer.

Speaks volumes about Wallace’s debate performance, none of it good.

Wallace didn’t do himself any favors with how poorly he handled the debate, and he only made matters worse with this interview.

As I wrote earlier, he’s lost a lot of credibility with people this week after how he conducted the debate, and he has no one to blame but himself for that.


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