Fox News host Chris Wallace admitted Sunday that he takes great delight in knowing he lives “rent-free” in the brain of former President Donald Trump.
Appearing with Fox’s Howard Kurtz, Wallace gladly explained why he had recently told Stephen Colbert that he refused to have Republicans on his show to promote the “big lie” that Trump had won the 2020 election, which he clearly lost badly to President Joe Biden.
Kurtz told Wallace:
“Trump still takes shots at you over the first presidential debate you moderated last year, saying, you didn’t have control.”
Wallace acknowledged Trump’s apparent obsession with him, noting:
“For a landlord, I’m very grateful that I’m allowed to occupy so much space in Donald Trump’s brain rent-free. I’m not talking about him, but yet, he still wants to talk about the Sept. 29, 2020 debate.”
The Fox host added that Trump interrupted Biden in the debate 145 times over the course of 90 minutes:
“I think that’s a world record. think Guinness should write him up for that.”
As you probably recall, things got so bad that at one point Biden told Trump, ““Will you shut up, man?”
“Will you shut up, man?” — Biden to Trump pic.twitter.com/F1oX6VM7Wz
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 30, 2020
Many debate observers later said that Trump’s endless interruptions and obnoxious personality in that debate contributed to his losing the election to Biden, who seemed presidential compared to his Republican opponent, with the AP concluding:
Trump’s aggressive posture may have appealed to his most passionate supporters — a primetime display of the brashness he has brought to the Oval Office. But by the end of the 90-minute contest, it was unclear whether Trump succeeded in making up any ground in trying to expand his coalition or win over persuadable voters, particularly white, educated women and independents who have been turned off in part by the same tone and tenor the president displayed on the debate stage.
“Trump brought the chaotic nature of his presidency to the debate stage,” said Alex Conant, a Republican strategist. “He needed to knock Biden off his game, but he may have just reminded independent voters why they’ve turned against him.”
Whatever the exact reasons, Trump clearly remains touchy about the fact that he lost and lost badly to Biden, whom he considered to be a lightweight. And he also remains perturbed with Chris Wallace, probably because he knows that Wallace called him out for his BS and continues to call it like he sees it.
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