I sat down to watch the first of three debates between President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden a little skeptical as to the fairness Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace would show Trump. I had seen Wallace critical of Trump far more than he has been of Biden in the past despite the many Biden gaffes.
President Trump came out swinging on Biden, though at first I thought he was being a bit of a bully, then quickly realized it was his strategy all along, he put pressure on Biden and rarely relented despite Wallace obviously trying to protect Biden. While both candidates made interruptions to the other often, Trump’s was more numerous, which if you do not know him makes him come off a bit like a bully.
What most people do not realize is that Trump’s strategy was to force Biden to gaffe under pressure then exploit those gaffes. While there were a lot of Gaffes on Biden’s part and one or two on Trump’s the largest and most prolific one was when Biden fell into a trap with Trump talking about law and order and law enforcement. Trump then told Biden ” You have no support from law enforcement, if you do who is it?” Biden was dumbfounded and stood there with an blank rebooting the computer look on his face and could not name one law enforcement agency or group who was endorsing him in the nation.
Biden said during one exchange that New York City was a Republican led city, perhaps still reliving the old days when Rudy Giuliani was at one time the Republican Mayor who cleaned it up. Biden also said that 100 million people will lose their pre-existing condition status on Medicare under Trump, there are less than 20 million even on the program and it is unknown how many of those have pre-existing conditions as that information is private.
When Trump went after Biden’s kid Hunter recieving 3.5 million dollars from a Russian Oligarch with close ties to Vladimir Putin, Biden quickly said he did not want to talk about his family with Wallace shielding him from what was certain doom.
With Trump pressured by one question he had problems during the night, a paired question by Wallace that asked Trump to condemn White Supremacy and militias, when Trump tried to explain that the two are not the same, Wallace interjected about the “Proud Boys.” Trump did not condemn the proud boys, nor should he, they are not a white supremacy group, they in fact are an anti-terror group aimed at combating the terrorism that Antifa and BLM put through our streets, both Antifa and BLM are made up of mostly white individuals with about as many people of color in them as are in the “Proud Boys.” Trump will not likely condemn militia as that is a right guaranteed under the 2nd Amendment of the United States Constitution.
All in all it was a mess, Chris Wallace should never and I mean NEVER moderate a debate again in his entire career, his Father Mike Wallace would me ashamed of the bias and favoritism his Son showed during the debate. Clearly not the right choice Fox News to use Wallace, Laura Ingraham would have been my choice as the most unbiased and much better to controlling the debate.
Written by Stephan Ball