Trump suggested on Twitter that he was also debating the moderator, Fox News’ Chris Wallace. He made the assertion during the debate on Tuesday.
“Chris had a tough night,” Trump wrote on Twitter, including a New York Times article about Wallace’s moderation skills. “Two on one was not surprising, but fun.”
“Many important points made, like throwing Bernie, AOC PLUS 3, and the rest, to the wolves! Radical Left is dumping Sleepy Joe. Zero Democrat enthusiasm, WEAK Leadership!” he added.
Trump posted several criticisms of Wallace on Twitter and shared a photo of him “versus” Wallace and Biden.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 30, 2020
“Nobody wants Sleepy Joe as a leader, including the Radical Left (which he lost last night!). He disrespected Bernie, effectively calling him a loser!” Trump added.
Trump also suggested that comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan would have done a better job at moderating the debate.
Meanwhile, some conservative leaders thought that Wallace, who is registered as a Democrat, unfairly favored Biden by repeatedly telling Trump not to interrupt or in his questions directed at both candidates.
Wallace’s colleague Brian Kilmeade, who is a host of “Fox and Friends,” wrote on Twitter: “Why is @JoeBiden allowed to interrupt? @realDonaldTrump is not.”
Commentators from the NY Times and similar media suggested Wallace didn’t do enough to rein in the debate, which was at times chaotic and contentious.