Trump Smashes Debate Moderator Welker, Calls Her ‘Terrible,’ ‘Totally Partisan’
President Donald Trump stated that he’s fully prepared to take on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in the debate scheduled for Thursday evening, but went on to say that it will end up not being a fair debate because the moderator, NBC’s Kristen Welker, will be biased against him.
Trump shared his thoughts about Welkerr during an interview on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday.
“Kristen Welker is terrible,” Trump said. “I mean she is totally partisan; her father and mother are big supporters of Joe Biden for a long time. They’re supporters of the Democrat Party, and she deleted her entire account.”
Welker’s Twitter account was deactivated earlier this month, hours after C-SPAN host Steve Scully’s account was deleted. Scully, who had been scheduled to moderate an October 15 debate that was canceled, had claimed that his account was hacked after a tweet showing him reaching out to Trump foe Anthony Scaramucci went viral. C-SPAN suspended Scully indefinitely after he admitted that he had not been hacked.
“Kristen Welker is far worse than Scully, but I do it anyway,” Trump continued. “But this is the way it is. It’s so set up.”
The president said there are other journalists out there who would be far more suited to moderating a debate in an unbiased manner.
“There are people out there that can be neutral. Kristen Welker cannot be neutral at all,” he told the hosts of “Fox & Friends.”
In all fairness, the president is probably right. So far, the vast majority of individuals that have moderated debates have been less than objective in how they handled the events. It’ll be interesting to see if Welker asks Biden about this scandal involving his son and evidence he may have abused his power to help further his career.