Ainsley Earhardt Shuts Down Ted Cruz's Attack on Chris Wallace

The Republican senator said “Wallace did a terrible job moderating” the first presidential debate

Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt shut down Sen. Ted Cruz’s attack on colleague Chris Wallace Thursday morning during “Fox & Friends.”

“Look, I think the president’s right on this,” said Cruz of President Donald Trump’s announcement he wouldn’t participate in a virtual debate. “And unfortunately, I think this is a pattern we’ve seen play out throughout the debates, where the moderators and the debate commission have behaved like arms of the Joe Biden campaign. I think at the first debate, I think Chris Wallace did a terrible job moderating. Last night, I think Susan Page did a better job moderating. She didn’t interrupt as much.”

He went on with his discussion of how, in his mind, a virtual debate “benefits” Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

When she got to respond, Earhardt addressed the comments on Wallace: “Well, just to defend Chris Wallace, he’s part of our family and it’s not easy to debate — to moderate a debate — and I’ve watched other moderators say sometimes when you’re up there on stage — all the time when you’re up there on stage — and you’re in charge of asking the questions, you see something different than what the audience is seeing at home and it’s a difficult situation. I thought Chris did a fine job and he’s one of our friends and he’s part of our family, Ted Cruz.”

The Republican senator said he understood and Earhardt went on, “All right. I just wanted to clarify that because we love him.”

After last week’s debate, Wallace said he’d “never been through anything” like it and reflected on the “desperation” he felt from the moderator’s seat to gain control over the evening.

“I’m a pro. I’ve never been through anything like this,” Wallace told the New York Times last Wednesday. “I never dreamt that it would go off the tracks the way it did.”

Watch Earhardt and Cruz above, via Fox News.

12 Trump Tweets About the Coronavirus That Are Super Awkward Right Now (Photos)

  • President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, which makes looking back on some of his tweets over the past 10 months pretty… ironic. 

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  • On Jan. 24, the president was sure “it will all work out well.” He even personally thanked China’s President Xi.


  • On March 18, he assured us that he “always treated the Chinese Virus very seriously.”


  • On May 24, he said mail-in ballots would create a “rigged election… Trying to use Covid for this Scam!”


  • On May 25, he claimied “great reviews” on his handling of COVID-19, “sometimes referred to as the China Virus.”


  • Here’s a gem from May 28: “All over the World the CoronaVirus, a very bad ‘gift’ from China, marches on. Not good!”


  • On June 15, he complained that the “Far Left Fake News Media” is trying to “Covid Shame us on our big Rallies.” This topic came up again few months later, at the first presidential debate, when Trump bragged that there has been “no negative effect” from his 35,000-40,000 person, largely-maskless, mid-pandemic outdoor rallies.


  • Months before the U.S. deaths surpassed 200,000, Trump tweeted on June 25, “Coronavirus deaths are way down. Mortality rate is one of the lowest in the World.”


  • On July 5, Trump was still blaming the rise in COVID-19 cases to “massive testing” and that death numbers are down “low and steady,” whatever that means.


  • On July 6, Trump lamented that the “Lamestream Fake News Media REFUSE to say that China Virus deaths are down 39%.” In September, the country reached 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus. 


  • Eight days after wearing a mask in public for the first time, he declared that “many people say that it is very Patriotic” to wear a mask on July 20.


  • This one is particularly ironic. On Sept. 3, Trump criticized “Sleepy Joe Hiden'” for sitting back “in his basement and criticizes every move we make on the China Virus. DOING GREAT JOB!” 


  • On Sept. 18, Trump bragged that he had done “an incredible job” with the “China virus” than Biden did with the Swine flu pandemic in 2009.


The President and first lady tested positive for the virus Friday

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, which makes looking back on some of his tweets over the past 10 months pretty… ironic. 

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