Fox News anchor Chris Wallace expressed how envious he was of moderator Kristen Welker following Thursday's second and final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
During the first presidential debate in September, Wallace was challenged with moderating a much more wild debate, as he struggled to reign in Trump. On Thursday, many praised Welker for keeping the event calmer and less chaotic.
"Well, first of all, I'm jealous," said Wallace. "I would've liked to have been able to moderate that debate and get a real exchange of views instead of hundreds of interruptions. I thought it was a good debate. A good, substantive debate. Two very competing visions for the country."
Wallace also shared his thoughts on both Trump and Biden's performances. However, while he had positive feedback for Trump: "I thought the president's presentation – he was more fluid. There were clearly times when Joe Biden seemed to falter a little bit in making his point or finishing his sentence," it seemed the Fox News anchor favored Biden's performance more.
"It does seem to me that there were questions in which Biden could play off and so the president was forced onto defense. I was really struck by the emails, because the president obviously was going to bring it up, he did bring it up. I thought Biden was very successful in countering it by immediately throwing the president on defense about his China bank account, and then especially on his failure to turn over his tax returns during his four years, and the president got quite defensive about that," said Wallace.
"For Joe Biden, I thought his best exchange was when the president said, 'I'm the least racist person in this room,' and Joe Biden said, 'Abraham Lincoln over here is the most racist president we've ever had, and he's got a dog whistle as big as a fog horn.'"
However, ultimately, Wallace stated that it was a "good, substantive debate and both sides will have plenty to use from this debate and build on."