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Boy oh boy, Chris Wallace is taking quite the risk stating something so confidently that we all have video proof of…
On Thursday, Bill Hemmer and Chris Wallace were discussing the consistent interruptions that took place during the first 2020 presidential debate between President Trump and Former Vice President Joe Biden.
Wallace stated that it was Trump who set the tone for the duration of the debate, when in fact it was Biden who initiated the first interruption.
Breitbart reported what Wallace stated:
“Here’s what happened. You know, we began the first segment on the Supreme Court. They each got their two minutes, and they both obeyed in that particular case. And then, Biden started to answer a question and the president started interrupting him,” Wallace said.
Wallace said his initial reaction was, “this is great” because debates too often become “parallel news conferences.”
“So when the president started engaging with Biden, I thought, ‘we’re going to have a real debate here.’ It became clearer and clearer over time that this was something different and that the president was determined to try to butt in and throw Joe Biden off,” Wallace continued, citing a Fox analysis asserting that Trump interrupted Biden and Wallace 145 times.
“He bears the primary responsibility for what happened on Tuesday,” Wallace said.
Here’s the transcript of the conversational proof for when the first interruption took place and what was stated –
DONALD TRUMP: There aren’t a hundred million people with pre-existing conditions. As far as a say is concerned, the people already had their say. Okay, Justice Ginsburg said very powerfully, very strongly — at some point, ten years ago or so — she said a president and the senate is elected for a period of time, but a president is elected for four years. We’re not elected for three years. I’m not elected for three years. So we have the senate, we have a president–
JOE BIDEN INTERRUPTION #1: He’s elected to the next election.
DONALD TRUMP: During that period of time, during that period of time, we have an opening. I’m not elected for three years. I’m elected for four years, and a hundred million people–
JOE BIDEN INTERRUPTION #2: Merrick Garland started–
DONALD TRUMP: Joe, the hundred million people is totally wrong. I don’t know where you got that number. The bigger problem that you have is that you’re going to extinguish 180 million people with their private health care, that–
JOE BIDEN INTERRUPTION #3: That’s simply not true.
DONALD TRUMP: Well, you’re certainly going to socialist, you’re going to socialist medicine–
This is the point at which Wallace literally stated it was an OPEN DISCUSSION and proceeded to hand off the conversational torch to Biden.
CHRIS WALLACE:Gentlemen, we’re now into open discussion.
JOE BIDEN: Open discussion.
CHRIS WALLACE: Open discussion, yes, I agree. Go ahead, vice president.
Then, Wallace had the audacity to tell Hemmer that he felt as though he had prepared a ‘beautiful, delicious cake’ and President Trump ‘put his foot in it.’
Are Wallace and Biden caressing each other’s respective leg hairs or something?