The presidential debate Wednesday night saw the Democratic and Republican nominees square off for the final time before election day, and everyone was watching for the winner.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump tried civility for about a half hour, then dug into each other like two old boxers trading barbs and dancing around the ring hoping not to get knocked out. How would the media and voters call the debate?
As social media lit up with opinions, trending thoughts weren’t focused on the candidates, but on the moderator from Fox News – Chris Wallace. It was a definite TKO for the moderator.
— Chuck Commerton (@ChuckCommerton) October 20, 2016
Looks like the real winner of this debate was #ChrisWallace
— Randy Carver (@realrandycarver) October 20, 2016
#ChrisWallace is probably the most unbiased and impartial debate moderator I've seen in this election, even in the primaries too!
— Griffin Moreland (@GriffinMoreland) October 20, 2016
— Tappy (@ACollinsByrnes) October 20, 2016
— Maria Smathers (@MariaSmathers) October 20, 2016
He had to pull the candidates apart at times, jumping in often to keep the debate from getting out of hand.
— CheapandCheerful (@RonWilsonVan) October 20, 2016
Nice job taking on both candidates with hard-hits and holding them both accountable #ChrisWallace
— Rabi Osagie (@RabiOsagie) October 20, 2016
He even handled the crowd, which isn’t easy at a Las Vegas fight.
#ChrisWallace is Bae!
He is keeping a firm hold on the candidates AND the room of guests. #DebateNight
— yvette nicole brown (@YNB) October 20, 2016
Media outlets, on a rare occasion, agreed on the issue: Wallace won.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) October 20, 2016
Americans got through the third debate successfully thanks to Wallace who obviously takes the debates seriously and worked to keep the candidates on track.