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Chris Wallace, the Fox New journalist who acted as moderator during Tuesday’s chaotic US presidential debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, has spoke to the New York Times yesterday about the experience, saying: “I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.”
At the start of the evening, when Trump first started speaking directly at Biden, Wallace recalled thinking: “This was great – this is a debate!”, but it soon transpired that Trump’s plan was to attempt to steamroller Biden with constant hectoring interruptions.
Marianna Spring, who is specialist disinformation reporter for BBC News, has reported on the baseless conspiracy adverts about Joe Biden that have been pushed onto social media by the Trump campaign after Tuesday’s debate. She reports:
US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign is running hundreds of Facebook advertisements pushing an unfounded conspiracy theory that Joe Biden cheated during the first US presidential debate.
The adverts show the Democratic Party challenger with an earpiece, and say that he refused to have his ears checked for devices prior to the debate.