Chris Wallace gets credit for being tougher, challenging Trump’s lies and following up far more than any other host who is still at Faux “News,” but he still had two glaring omissions, as Lawrence O’Donnell has repeatedly pointed out:
1. Like all others who have questioned Trump in press appearances or otherwise, Wallace failed to ask the most critical question: why has Trump not only had NO RESPONSE to Putin placing a bounty on the heads of U.S. military heroes on the battlefield and, in contrast, actually tried to end U.S. sanctions, get Putin invited back to the G7, moved U.S. troops out of Germany (as Putin wanted), and helped Putin negotiate a deal for an energy pipeline? This is a major abdication of Trump’s duty as Commander-in-Chief. Why is no one following up directly?
2. Wallace asked if Trump would accept the results of the election if he lost and, no surprise, Trump was non-committal. Then, in footage not as widely rebroadcast, Trump added that Hillary never accepted the results of the 2016 and Wallace replied, “I agree.” But the reality is that Hillary called Trump to CONCEDE AND CONGRATULATE ON ELECTION NIGHT and attended the inauguration. Trump was lying, and Wallace hadn’t done his homework.
Chris Wallace: YOU’RE NO MIKE WALLACE. You would never make it on “60 Minutes.” Your father would be so disappointed.
August 01, 2017