Fox News colleagues blasted host Chris Wallace on his debate performance as moderator for not holding control of the event.
“Why is @JoeBiden allowed to interrupt? @realDonaldTrump is not,” Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade tweeted, in addition to other tweets criticizing the moderation of the debate.
Before the debate began, Kilmeade predicted, “Chris Wallace best moderator in America will be awesome!!”
Fox News host Laura Ingraham also pointed out that Trump was debating two people instead of just Biden.
Andrew McCarthy also took a shot at Wallace for not pressuring Joe Biden to answer the questions presented, also adding that though he loves Wallace, he should “get out of the way.”
Fox News contributor Dan Bongino also said that President Trump was debating both Wallace and Biden during the debate.
The Five co-host Greg Gutfeld said that Wallace laughing with Biden during one exchange “was not good.”
Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly also weighed in on Wallace’s performance, suggesting he was unprepared during an exchange on Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, work in Ukraine.
Wallace and the debate were also on the receiving end of criticism from journalists at CNN.
Media reporter Oliver Darcy said that Chris Wallace was responsible for “the circus that aired on national TV.”
Dana Bash and Jake Tapper also blasted the overall debate as a “s—show” and “a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck,” respectively.