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The Fox News host recalled being urged to stop Trump from interrupting Biden.

Dec 2, 2020

Fox NewsChris Wallace revealed his cartoonish thought after being urged by his director, while he was moderating the first presidential debate, to stop President Donald Trump from interrupting then-Democratic nominee Joe Biden.
The directors request came via Wallaces earpiece amid an off-the-rails debate widely remembered for Trumps lies and repeated interruptions of his rival.
On Tuesday, Wallace told a webinar for the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs:
And Im thinking, what does he expect me to do? Does he expect me to hit a trap door and have the President of the United States go down? You know, theres not much you can do in that situation.
Wallace, who has previously lamented the way the debate played out and said Trump bore primary responsibility, also had a definitive answer when asked during the webinar if moderating was like parenting.
As the father of six children and the grandfather of seven, no, he replied. Because my children and grandchildren are much better behaved than that.
Check out Wallaces comments from the 1:17:00 mark in the video here: