Chris Wallace has never been a huge fan of Donald Trump, but in a major reversal on Wednesday, the Fox News host gave the president some sound debate advice.
According to Fox News, Wallace said it might actually bode well for the incumbent president “let [Joe] Biden talk” in their Thursday night match-up.
“I think what he’s got to do, among other things, is let Biden talk,” Wallace said Wednesday, according to Fox. “I know it may seem counterintuitive, but Biden didn’t do well in that [last] debate.”
“The best weapon”
Wallace’s comments came on Wednesday’s episode of The Daily Briefing, where Wallace spoke with Fox’s Dana Perino ahead of Thursday night’s face-off.
“I think [President Trump] has to do a lot of things he didn’t do in the first debate,” Wallace said, according to Fox. “Internally, they all agree that the president made a big mistake by being so disruptive, so disrespectful to the process.”
But it’s not just “the process” that stands to benefit from a lack of interruptions.
“There was one point where it sounded like [Biden] was endorsing the Green New Deal and then I asked him about it and he said, ‘No, no, I’m not endorsing that,’’ Wallace recalled to Perino, according to Fox. “I think had Trump talked less and let Biden talk more, [Biden] might have gotten himself in trouble.”
Wallace went on: “In fact, some people think that the best weapon that Joe Biden had in the last debate was Donald Trump’s constant interruptions.”
“Free any time”
Wallace also touched during his interview on Biden’s apparent absence from the campaign trail, which remains even with just days to go until Americans hit the polls.
“I’ve never seen that before and certainly not in the two weeks before the election,” the veteran reporter explained, according to Fox. And he’s not the only one who’s taken notice.
According to a separate report from Fox News, anchor Sean Hannity told his audience Wednesday night that “Joe is still nowhere to be found. No rallies, no press conferences, no big events,” the Hannity host remarked before inviting the Democrat presidential hopeful onto his Fox program.
“Joe, the camera’s right there if you have anything you want to tell America,” Hannity said, as Fox reported. “You’ve been very quiet for the last five days in the middle of an election. If you want to make a pitch to voters, if you’re able to answer a couple of questions, not about what your favorite milkshake is, just come outside. We’d be happy to hear from you. Free any time.”