Last night’s debate was an absolute mess and TBH, a mom would’ve had that sh*t under control immediately
If you watched last night’s first debate between President Trump and democratic nominee Joe Biden you’re probably still hungover, and not necessarily from drinking. The entire thing was frustrating to watch for its constant Trump interruptions, overall headache-inducing vibe, and word on the internet is that the moderator, Chris Wallace, is largely to blame. Sure, it’s difficult to shut up Trump — people have been trying to no success since 2015 — but you know who could’ve corralled that “clown” (sick burn, Biden) without breaking a sweat?
Yup. I said it. And I’m not alone in that view. Plenty of other folks realized the truth early on — send in a mom to stop this absolute trash fire full of incoherent nonsense.
They should have had a harried mother of three who's been juggling homeschoooling and paid work for six months moderate this debate, she would shut this nonsense DOWN
— andi zeisler (@andizeisler) September 30, 2020
A mom needs to moderate these debates.
— Susie Lee (@SusieLeeNV) September 30, 2020
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) September 30, 2020
Beginning to think we should only hire fed-up moms and experienced grade school school teachers as debate moderators. Just try interrupting them.
— Rebecca Boone (@boiseboone) September 30, 2020
A mom. Or a teacher.
the next presidential debate should be moderated by ms tara my kid's second grade teacher
— Rumaan Alam (@Rumaan) September 30, 2020
“please just shush for a minute” IS THIS KINDERGARTEN???? #Debates2020
— isra hirsi (@israhirsi) September 30, 2020
As a middle school social worker, I know some great counselors and teachers that would be uniquely qualified, and effective, at moderating this debate.
— James Michael Bowers (@Bowers4Lincoln) September 30, 2020
PLEASE let an experienced teacher moderate the next debate! Trump is a spoiled bully and we would put him in check.
— Tawnya #resist! (@t_awnya) September 30, 2020
I mean, it’s an easy argument to make when one of the candidates is a geriatric version of a schoolyard bully.
— Jean-Cosme Delaloye (@jeancosme) September 30, 2020
Overall, watching this debate was just an incredibly frustrating experience.
If I were running the debates, I’d give someone the job of asking questions and making sure candidates didn’t interrupt each other. I’d call them “The Moderator”
— PJ Vogt (@PJVogt) September 30, 2020
Biden struggled to get a word in for basically the entire debate because Wallace seemingly lost control of the shouty bully-in-chief from go. And there was plenty he needed to answer to — namely the fact that Trump openly balked at the idea of the election being fair when so many mail-in votes are happening and that he refused to denounce white supremacy when prompted by both Wallace and Biden to do so. Instead, he side-stepped the question, brought up Antifa, and ultimately shouted out The Proud Boys, who are designated as a hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, telling them to “stand back and stand by.”
Extremely worth noting that this was the only time when Trump finally slowed his roll and stopped shouting over his opponent.
Another noteworthy and viral moment was when Biden had finally had enough and told Trump to “shut up” when he wouldn’t let him answer a question about the Supreme Court.
“The American people should speak,” Biden said. “Vote and let your senators know how strongly you feel.”
As Biden tried to continue, Trump kept interrupting with, “Are you going to pack the court?”
“He doesn’t want to answer the question,” Trump said. “I’m not going to answer the question,” Biden said.
“Why won’t he answer the question?” Trump said. Biden, who literally couldn’t get a word in edgewise, was every single one of us when he shut his eyes and wearily exclaimed, “Would you shut up, man?”
If a debate is going to involve a disrespectful, abusive, narcissistic bully who won’t STFU, then we need to bring out the big guns for moderation. A mom would’ve had this shit under control in the first two minutes. I rest my case.