Donald Trump went on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace and made an absolute fool of himself. The President was forced to react to new polling that has him down to Joe Biden eight points nationally, with voters saying Biden is better on the economy, race relations, and the virus. Trump bragged about acing a test that had him identify an elephant and claimed that Chris Wallace wouldn’t be able to pass it. On two separate occasions, Trump awkwardly stopped the interview to get documents he claimed would back up his assertions. He said the US coronavirus mortality rate is among the lowest in the world, (it’s the 10th highest). He also said that Joe Biden supports abolishing or defunding the police (he does not). Trump was called out on his lies at nearly every turn and he sounded like a deranged madman trying to defend himself.
Chris Wallace is getting a lot of praise for how he handled the interview, and some of it is deserved. Trump almost exclusively goes on favorable networks and shows these days where the hosts don’t question him. Wallace, by contrast, will actually push back and it’s why he provokes the ire of so many Trumpists. The bar has been set so low by Fox News and other right-wing outlets that it makes it look as though Wallace is asking hard-hitting questions. We’ll see if Trump will be willing to go back on his show ever again.
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