Kristen Welker took a seat in the moderator's desk for the second and final presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden on Thursday night. The second debate was starkly different from the first, which quickly descended into pure chaos, and many are crediting Welker's moderator skills for the difference.
“I’m beaming watching Kristen Welker. Such an amazing moment for her and for all who know of her hard work and dedication to journalism. Go girl,” PBS journalist Yamiche Alcindor wrote on Twitter. “So @kwelkernbc is killing it,” the writer Molly Jong-Fast added.
Even Trump praised her in the middle of the debate, thanking her for keeping things moving. This came after Trump spent the earlier part of the week baselessly smearing Welker as a “radical left Democrat” and tweeting, “She’s no good,” in reference to Welker.
Despite Trump's best effort to undermine Welker, she still won ample praise on Twitter for her performance. Check out a few tweets showing love for Welker's performance, below.
Originally Appeared on Glamour