Smarmy swamp journalist Chris Wallace is now being hoisted by his own petard after the transcript of the first presidential debate unequivocally proves he has been lying about the behavior of President Donald Trump on Tuesday.
It also confirms what many had suspected: that he was working with Democrats to gin up a hoax that Trump initiated the pandemonium that ensued with his poor deportment. It was, in fact former vice president Joe Biden, their candidate, that tossed the rule book. The transcript doesn’t lie, and Wallace is now caught like a deer in the headlights.
The transcript shows that it was Biden and Wallace who rudely interrupted — not Trump — not once but several times and they initiated the contentious back-and-forth that ensued. Nothing is more insulting than telling your debate partner to shut up after you interrupted him repeatedly, like Joe Biden did, according to the transcript:
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 – First Interruption: 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 –Second Interruption: 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 – Third Interruption: That’s simply not true.
DONALD TRUMP: Well, you’re certainly going to socialist, you’re going to socialist medicine–
CHRIS WALLACE – First Interruption: Gentlemen, we’re now into open discussion.
JOE BIDEN: Open discussion.
CHRIS WALLACE: Open discussion, yes, I agree. Go ahead, vice president. (Huh?)
After initiating the conflict, Biden interrupted Trump 49 times and Wallace 18 times. The trap had already been set by the now discredited moderator, in what appears to be collusion with Democrats. Both he and Biden set out to tarnish the president as a raucous bully who constantly interrupted the moderator and abused his debate partner with no regard for debate decorum. The only problem with their carefully set trap is that they have now fallen in it.
White House trade adviser Peter Navarro said Wednesday on MSNBC: “Chris Wallace functioned essentially as Joe Biden’s cut man and also as a second debater on the president.” The debate host embarrassingly continues to lie about the train wreck on Tuesday which he helped derail.