Fox News’ Chris Wallace Picked to Moderate First Presidential Debate

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Fox News host Chris Wallace has been picked by the Presidential Debate Commission to moderate the first presidential debate between President Trump and Joe Biden.

The debate is scheduled for September 29th.

According to Fox News:

“FOX News Sunday” anchor Chris Wallace has been selected to moderate the first presidential debate between President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Wednesday.

Other moderators announced for future debates are Susan Page of USA Today, Steve Scully of C-SPAN and Kristen Welker of NBC News.

Wallace was widely praised for his performance moderating a 2016 debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton when he became the first Fox News anchor to be selected to moderate a general election debate.

“We are grateful to these experienced journalists, who will help ensure that the general election presidential debates continue to serve their unique educational purpose of helping the public learn about the candidates. Each individual brings great professionalism to moderating and understands that the purpose of the 2020 debate formats is to facilitate in-depth discussion of major topics,” CPD co-chairs Frank J. Fahrenkopf, Jr., Dorothy S. Ridings and Kenneth Wollack said in a statement.

The first debate will consist of six, 15-minute segments, on topics selected by Wallace. The topics will be announced one week prior to the debate.



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Cooper
Cooper
9 months ago

Fox News’ Chris Wallace Picked to Moderate First Presidential Debate???? This Liberal should not have been picked. He hates Trump and everyone knows it. This LIBERAL IS A REAL RADICAL. NOT FARE TO TRUMP.

Marjory Burtnett
Marjory Burtnett
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

Give me a break-Chris Wallace is a Democrat hack posing as a Republican! What a terrible choice by Fox News!

Karen
Karen
9 months ago

I don’t think he poses as a Republican. You can see he slants Left, seems to like Joe!!!

Deb
Deb
9 months ago
Reply to  Karen

Karen: Ditto

tom
tom
9 months ago
Reply to  Karen

They could have just picked hildabeast and stop with the smoke and mirrors kabuki theater routine!

william Souther
william Souther
9 months ago

Fox didn’t make the choice.

Deb
Deb
9 months ago

Amen. Libturds did

Why do they always pick a liberal moderator?Donna
Why do they always pick a liberal moderator?Donna
9 months ago

Who did then?
Some liberal journalist it

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Wallace admits he votes democrat. He has said he’s a democrat more than once on air.

Beatrice Virginia Vajgart
Beatrice Virginia Vajgart
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Why picked? He hates Trump.

Susanna
Susanna
9 months ago

Fox has always been Democrat, posing as moderate.

Dan'l Murr
Dan'l Murr
9 months ago
Reply to  Susanna

That’s a fact. Everytime yoju turn around they;re pushing stupid Biden down our throats…..talk about betrayal….

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago
Reply to  Susanna

Tucker, Sean and Laura are trying real hard to keep the station from going too far left. They should move to OAN or Newsmax when they get fired.

Deb
Deb
9 months ago

Totally agree.

tom
tom
9 months ago

Fox didn’t pick him — Chris Wallace has been picked by the Presidential Debate Commission —
In any case an ^ $ $ hat if there ever was one, worse than walter cronkite, “the war is now unwinnable” and hanoi jane sympathizer!

Bobby Myrick
Bobby Myrick
9 months ago

What would you expect? Fox News is owned by Liberals. Liberal ideas have been slowly taking over for years.

Bob
Bob
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

Whoa! This is what Trump needs! It’s a great tactical advantage! He can with fact shred the SOCOFA party (hijacked Democrat party name) mantra.
SOCOFA: SOcialist COmmunistic FAscist
If these people win the election THE USA, United States of America ends and becomes the NEW USA, United Socialists of America. That’s bad!! PRESIDENT TRUMP Must be reelected!!

Dr Barbara Embry
Dr Barbara Embry
9 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Well yeah, except for one thing~~ Wallace is a liberal and doesn’t like our President. This is not a good thing.
If the Dims win the election it will be through cheating and there will be a war.

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago

The Dims keep forgetting that WE got the guns!

Susanna
Susanna
9 months ago
Reply to  Bob

It will take a huge amount of prayers and sacrifices to get President Trump Re-Elected. Heaven is looking for a moral change and people are not delivering that change to God’s satisfaction.

Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
9 months ago
Reply to  Susanna

So, YOU’RE speaking for God? Does HE know that?

DEE ROSS
DEE ROSS
9 months ago

are you saying our GOD IS A LIBERAL ACTIVIST JUDGE?? ARE YOU ON DRUGS???

Dan'l Murr
Dan'l Murr
9 months ago

If He didn’t I wouldn’t have said it….

Dan'l Murr
Dan'l Murr
9 months ago
Reply to  Susanna

Yes….and what happens? When God gets disgusted…like he did centuries ago with the Israelites when they refused to repent of their sins….God used the King of Babylon’s armies to destroy Jerusalem and many other cities…..look what’s happening now. All these people who are turning their backs on God…..beware of His wrath….

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago
Reply to  Dan'l Murr

You forgot to mention the Flood. When the Lord gets angry, he gets angry BIG!

Abby
Abby
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

Fox – you are on a slippery slope, why Chris Wallace? Is Soros paying you too to see if he can slip Trump up to lose election? Of all the people, Chris shouldn’t be selected he should be fired along with Juan.

Dr Barbara Embry
Dr Barbara Embry
9 months ago
Reply to  Abby

And Donna.

RJ. B
RJ. B
9 months ago
Reply to  Abby

FOX did not pick Wallace.

Dan'l Murr
Dan'l Murr
9 months ago
Reply to  Abby

When are they going to pack up George Soros and run him out of the country? This guy came to American then when young then turns his back on it and pays off a bunch of people to turn on our nation…..it sure isn’t his.

bob d
bob d
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

Maybe he’ll eff-up and go the way of Me-again Kelly. One can hope!

D. Richard Tonge
D. Richard Tonge
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

Then keep Trump’s lies off the air. No problem there, right?

Kevin Duffy
Kevin Duffy
9 months ago

What lies – elaborate please?

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago

Name one lie.

A S K
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

Just another insult. Wallace is ready to be admitted to assisted living. He will have a lot of time to watch FOX commercials once he is admitted.

Beatrice Virginia Vajgart
Beatrice Virginia Vajgart
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

Agree, BAD pick.

Susan
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

I agree

Linda U
Linda U
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

Fair or not, wonder if they will give joe the questions ahead of time. First debate should be moved up before early voting starts in over 20 states.

steveo
steveo
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

what a joke!and topics will be announced one week before the debate?why don’t wallace just give joe the questions beforehand like hillary! but not to sweat.he won’t remember the questions never mind the answers!screw wallace!

GaryM
GaryM
9 months ago
Reply to  steveo

Donna Brizell is working on that as we speak!

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago
Reply to  Cooper

I remember the 2016 debate where “FOX conservative” Megyn Kelly spent the entire show attacking Trump. Chris Wallace is just Megyn II.

Paul Handlarz
Paul Handlarz
9 months ago

No matter who is asking the questions, Trump will Romp.

Mac
Mac
9 months ago

Sounds like to me that these people are mostly pro democrats. We know Wallace always is anti Trump!

Susanna
Susanna
9 months ago
Reply to  Mac

Fox always was supporting Democrats. Rupert Murdoch supported Hillary Clinton. His sons are even worse.

Laxmom
Laxmom
9 months ago

Why do they ALWAYS choose liberals to moderate the debates?

Bobert
9 months ago
Reply to  Laxmom

my question also!

Mike's Comments
Mike's Comments
9 months ago
Reply to  Laxmom

Because DemocRATs will never agree to a Moderate or a Conservative!

Susanna
Susanna
9 months ago

Who cares?

GaryM
GaryM
9 months ago
Reply to  Laxmom

Before this Commisson of Presidential Debates there was the League of Women Voters . BOTH ARE LIBERAL GROUPS ! FOX has no say in who was picked but I’m certain the leadership at FOX is thrilled w their choice! FNC is no longer a Conservative News Channel!

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago
Reply to  Laxmom

It’s obvious why. Because we do NOT complain hard enough!

Phantom1973
Phantom1973
9 months ago

Wow! Chris Wallace, YGBSM! The biggest closet Leftist since Megan. So far a Left Loser that it takes both Tucker and Hannity to begin to balance him out.

Well, at least it is non Don Lemon. Well, on second thought ……..

Boax
9 months ago

Yah another liberal! That is BS!

Daisy
Daisy
9 months ago

Biden will have the questions ahead of time and Chris will try to help him along.

Mark
Mark
9 months ago
Reply to  Daisy

Chris will answer the questions for Sleepy Joe

Scotty
Scotty
9 months ago
Reply to  Daisy

Yeah, but Joe still won’t know the answers

Messy
Messy
9 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

C’mon man, why would Joe answer the questions asked? Are you trying to bait him by bringing up reality? Joe invents reality regularly.

Anthony Callaghan
Anthony Callaghan
9 months ago
Reply to  Daisy

Yep

jsooz
jsooz
9 months ago
Reply to  Daisy

doesn’t matter, POTUS will wipe basement biden off the map.

Wedg
Wedg
9 months ago
Reply to  Daisy

Biden will screw it up, he’s got Alzheimer’s.

Renee
Renee
9 months ago

Why isn’t Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson or Laura Ingraham being asked to moderate these presidential debates? Chris Wallace is a never Trumper and Democrat hack. Who is making the decisions to choose the moderators for these presidential deabtes? There should be some balance. Every election year these debates are abounded with Democrat hacks. Who impose left wing questions against the Republican incumbent. Where are the Republican opposition to denounce this decision?

Last edited 9 months ago by Renee
Gideon Rockwell
Gideon Rockwell
9 months ago

Sadly Fox is sliding into lockstep with the Democrat Propaganda Machine. Wallace is a flying Libertard and no way near fair and balanced. I mostly watch One America News now, except for the evening conservative lineup on Fox.

Scotty
Scotty
9 months ago

Democrats buy commercial time too! Follow the money!
I love One American News!

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

OAN is great! Try Newsmax as well.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
9 months ago

Tucker Carlson must be busy that day. Good grief. Wallace might as well be working for CNN.

Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
9 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

He isn’t ??

Bobert
9 months ago

Too bad, lousy pic. Wallace is a weasily questioner who blows with the wind.
What’s the matter with Fox News??

Omega 2
9 months ago

WHAT A JOKE THIS IS! HIS QUESTIONS WILL BE SOFT BALL FOR SNIFFER AND ACCUSING FOR TRUMP! NO NEUTRALITY HERE!

SANDRA D UTTERBACK
SANDRA D UTTERBACK
9 months ago
Reply to  Omega 2

Since when do they get the questions a week ahead of time? That decision is strictly for
Biden. They will probably give him prompters for the questions too! I dislike Chris
Wallace. He is just like his father! A pompus know it all. He hates TRUMP! Where is the
fairness in this debate?

provobis
provobis
9 months ago

No surprise that Fox chose a liberal. Wallace is nothing less than a never Trumper….sure to look for ways to benefit the communist (Democrat) party USA.

Robert
Robert
9 months ago

They should have picked Tucker Carlson or Sean Hannity. Wallace is too much a leftist. He will go soft on Biden, and tough on Trump. Watch how he poses the questions.

Donna
Donna
9 months ago
Reply to  Robert

So now there are four liberals moderating. That’s really balanced, isn’t it? er Why can’t we ever have 2/2 L & C’s?

Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
9 months ago
Reply to  Robert

I will be watching this debate CLOSELY.!!!! I think it may turn out to be very intertaining, even with the Demoncraps cheating. President Trump is a whole lot smarter than any of the Demons who will try to trap and shoot him down. It won’t fly.

Patrick Jensen
Patrick Jensen
9 months ago

Hells Bells, Why not just choose Nancy Pelosi to moderate Either one is a bitch!

Mark
Mark
9 months ago

I cannot stand that Communist POS, he is just as liberal as Every DemonRat out there.

CJ Aherns
CJ Aherns
9 months ago

oh this ought to be ” Fair and balanced” * NOT*

annette
annette
9 months ago

Well we know how that will go real soft on old joe maybe donna can slip him the questions like she did Hillary

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
9 months ago
Reply to  annette

No need for Donna Brazziere, Chrissy will be sure Sleepy Joe gets the questions, in advance.

Linda U
Linda U
9 months ago
Reply to  annette

Wouldn’t put it past her. She gets all starry eyed when talking about joe.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Great choice. Has Biden received his questions yet?

jsooz
jsooz
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

He won’t rember them, and he screws up even reading a script or teleprompter!

Scotty
Scotty
9 months ago

Trump will clean Joe AND Chris’s clock!
can’t wait!

GaryM
GaryM
9 months ago
Reply to  Scotty

Trump has taken 4 yrs of liberal BS & totally biased questions. He will not tolerate the same being done at the debates. He will either take charge of the debates, make the moderators look like fools, walk off the stage or all of the above.

Equalizer
Equalizer
9 months ago

Chris Wallace…sweet Jesus another damn liberal biased POS. Why could they send Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin. Or Russ Limbaugh.
Biden’s going to get a pass because the whole panel is made up with liberals.

Jera
Jera
9 months ago

Debate my arse! It is not a debate…just a question and answer session.

MaryAnne Marner
9 months ago
Reply to  Jera

With Biden given the questions and answers beforehand! And there should be no earpieces or hidden screens on the podiums.

Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
9 months ago

A hidden microphone for Joe Bidet. Watch his head when he speaks. I’ll bet you anything they will be feeding him the answers.

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago
Reply to  Nancy Anderson

If you hear Basement Biden say: “What was that again?”, he won’t be talking to Khris Wallace.

Walter Cross
Walter Cross
9 months ago

Once again a wolf in sheeps clothing! The liberals offer a Fox news man who is the most liberal of their network to help make creepy Joe look good. If they wanted to be fair they would have picked Tucker and one liberal newsman.

tom lowell
tom lowell
9 months ago

great! A never-Trumper!

Last edited 9 months ago by tom lowell
Joyce Reynolds
Joyce Reynolds
9 months ago
Reply to  tom lowell

You might know they would choose a never Trumper. Tucker or Sean can do a more fair debate. Seems like Fox is swinging to more liberal that”s all we need. They will lose their viewers if that continues.

GaryM
GaryM
9 months ago
Reply to  Joyce Reynolds

They already have!

JoAnne
JoAnne
9 months ago

None of the debates will be fair. He won’t bring up why hasn’t Biden condemned the rioting, looting, arson, and killings. He won’t bring up any relevant items. They need to get a real conservative in there. They won’t give fluff questions to Democrats.

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
9 months ago
Reply to  JoAnne

Trump will bring it up.

GaryM
GaryM
9 months ago
Reply to  JoAnne

I agree but it will be Trump who will charge favoritism. As the sitting POTUS he won’t sit back and allow to be sandbagged by Wallace. If he’s smart Trump will indist upon fairness rt from the get go! I have yet to hear a single objection from the Left to these choices & that says a lot!!

Lois
Lois
9 months ago

Figures! FOX news is going left & I guessed correctly that they chose leftist chris wallace. Why not ask Mark Levin, Sean, Lou, or Laura? Time to switch to NEWSMAX TV regularly.

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago
Reply to  Lois

OAN is great too.

Rodger Shingledecker
Rodger Shingledecker
9 months ago

You’re kidding!

Robert Taylor
Robert Taylor
9 months ago

Well now we know for sure FOX is moving/has moved to a democratic platform. Wallace is so against President Trump it is disgusting.

Diane A Adams
Diane A Adams
9 months ago

Oh PLEEEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!! GAG me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

materialman
9 months ago

Here we go again, who made this choice; Wallace is a puzzy mouth liberal.

Karen
Karen
9 months ago

Are you kidding me? You chose a big time Biden loving Liberal? That’s totally unfair and such a “setup” for Biden and our President! Shame on whoever did this! Awful choice!!!

Karen
Karen
9 months ago

And by the way, I, like so many, are getting closer and closer to changing channels! If it weren’t for Tucker, Hannity, Laura, Greg, Jesse and Judge Jeannie I wouldn’t be watching! What has happened to you? Conservatives need a place to go to get fair news. You are changing and not for the better Fox!!!!

GaryM
GaryM
9 months ago
Reply to  Karen

Liberal Murdoch son was running things! Then former House Speaker Paul Ryan ( a never Trumper) was named to the board

MaryAnne Marner
9 months ago

Who made the decision that Chris Wallace should moderate? The DNC? If Fox made the decision, shame on them! They are driving away their viewers in droves! The only Fox worth watching is the evening lineup.

GaryM
GaryM
9 months ago

Really? Wallace? 1. He’s a Democrat 2. He has not been fair to Trump in ANY of his previous interviews w the President. 3. With so many other competent FNC journalist/commentators to choose from this is clearly stacking the deck in the Dems favor. This Presidential Commission on Debates is no different than the League of Women Voters that used to pick the moderators. They were very liberal & one only needs to look back to the Obama/ McCaine debates where Obama got fluff questions whilst McCaine got much tougher ones. If Wallace simply asks the questions, allows the candidates to respond & doesn’t interject follow-ups or worse yet like Candy What’s Her Last Name did to Romney by correcting , incorrectly his response, it might go OK. I dint know the C-Span person nor his politics but clearly the others represent left leaning organizations, esp NBC! That is NOT a level field by any measure!

Timothy Jackson
Timothy Jackson
9 months ago

At least SLEEPY JOE can’t molest any children at the debate! PRESIDENT TRUMP will destroy Creepy Joe as well as Commie Chris!!!! Both HATE this country, both have an agenda! Trump has all the power and witt to slam them both!!!!! Trump 2020🇺🇸🇺🇸

Mandy Martin
Mandy Martin
9 months ago

So, totally agree!

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

They might just as well have named Don Lemon.

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago
Reply to  Tom

You mean Don Demon, right?

Nancy Anderson
Nancy Anderson
9 months ago

Chris Wallace a “moderate”. Say WHAT??? He leans so far left it’s a wonder that he can still walk upright. This is so unfair. What ever happened to unbiased moderators.???? The last one gave Killery the questions way before the debate so she could use them to her advantage. She still came out on the short end of the stick, and her later fiasco of calling conservatives, “deplorables”, really rang her bell. Her politically death knoll bell. I hope that the same will be true of Joe Bidet. Of course, if he for some reason can’t be there, then they will substitute CommonLaw Harris.

william Souther
william Souther
9 months ago

He’s not exactly what we Fox viewers would call a “Fox News” representative. He’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

Manny Gutierrez
Manny Gutierrez
9 months ago

He’s a RAT in FOX’s clothing.

Joan Freda
Joan Freda
9 months ago

Let’s hope Bioden won’t be ‘wired’ like Hillary was during those debates. We kjnow Biden cannot debate…he has trouble putting two sentences together..For the liberals to agree to a debate, they are up to something…no good!!

GaryM
GaryM
9 months ago
Reply to  Joan Freda

My concern is that Biden gets the questions ahead of time

Billy Q
Billy Q
9 months ago

O Boy another stupid thing Fox is doing, they are like the Energizer Bunny, just keeps going

Andy Palmer
Andy Palmer
9 months ago

Typical of the Republican Party. They get rolled by the Democrat Party over and over again.

Flyboy46
9 months ago

It’s too bad they can’t have two moderators for the debate. Kamala Harris could as Joe questions and Chris Wallace could ask Pres. Trump questions. What could be more fair?

Susanna
Susanna
9 months ago

Will he ask Joe softball questions? Probably. Don’t trust Wallace.

ProBiz Conservative
ProBiz Conservative
9 months ago

Wallace??? Why didn’t they pick someone more conservative, like Don Lemon? This Presidential Debate Group has got to be made up of hardcore libs and never-Trumpers…

Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
Fed Up WIth Liberal Activist "Judges"
9 months ago

Wallace is a “pragmatic Democrat”, whatever that means. I’ll watch the first debate ONLY to find out if he runs it evenly for both. AND asks meaningful questions, meaning no “soft balls” to either.
I’ll be watching that one with interest.

Nick Bustamante
9 months ago

Chris Wallace is an Idiot Lefty….I always turn him off…
He tries to be cute with his questions and takes sides..
Wrong person for the Debates…

FED UP
FED UP
9 months ago

CHRIS WALLACE IS AS ‘BIAS’ AS THEY COME.
WHY NOT ALLOW TREY GOWDY AND JIM JORDAN for TRUE AND HONEST QUESTIONS. NO SOFTBALLS !! GIVE US A BREAK !!!!!

Esther Spektor
Esther Spektor
9 months ago

Chris Wallace is the most double faced TV anchor..! His father would be ashamed of him..!

A S K
9 months ago

Waste of time. Chris Wallace should be given the same walking papers, just like his old man got. This idiot will ask Donald Trump loaded insulted dehumanizing opinionated questions, then ask sleepy old dysfunctional sickly dementia laden Joe Biden what color the sky is. Ignore 47 years of abuse, nepotism to get him and family rich quick, corruptness, and ineffectiveness in all these years of government, no answers in fixing government then, even less knowledge to lead today than he had before 47 years experience, dumb then, and today he’s stupid and damaged. Nothing but clear skies from now on. That would be just another lie. FOX, today is busy pushing proverbial drugs, endlessly, with old folks homes, over priced supplements and drugs, and other various and sundry expensive products in endless commercials, all for old people with dysfunctional parts. One can watch a whole movie just during FOX commercial breaks. DUMP WALLACE Trump 2020

A S K
9 months ago

Another comment awaits approval. No problem. I won’t get any more emails from you, and no more support or comments from me. CANCELLED.

Al Roth
Al Roth
9 months ago
Reply to  A S K

Good will prevail or evil any day of the week. Jesus is in control.!

Al Roth
Al Roth
9 months ago
Reply to  Al Roth

(over) that is!

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