Chris Wallace Calls Debate ‘a Terrible Missed Opportunity’

“I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.”

“I’m just sad with the way last night turned out.” Chris Wallace, the Fox News Sunday anchor and moderator of Tuesday’s melee of a debate between President Trump and Joseph R. Biden Jr., was on the phone Wednesday from his home in Annapolis, Md., reflecting on—his words—“a terrible missed opportunity.” (NYT)

He added, “I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.” (TVNewser)

Wallace admitted that he should have realized sooner that Trump was going to run roughshod over the previously agreed-on rules to the debate. At one point, Wallace called the debate to a temporary halt; he said Wednesday it was for one reason only: “desperation.” (HuffPost)

On Wednesday afternoon, Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and President Jay Wallace sent out an internal memo commending Wallace’s performance at the debate. (Mediaite)

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