Former Fox News host Megyn Kelly's name is again trending on Twitter after she weighed in on Tuesday night's presidential debate. The 90-minute affair and first debate of the 2020 election cycle, was filled with a chaotic series of bitter exchanges as President Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made their case for becoming president, though as Kelly pointed out, Biden found it difficult to get a word in amid Trump's constant interjections.
In a tweet shared in the midst of the heavily talked about the debate, Kelly slammed Biden, stating that he "can't control Trump" and he kept asking the moderator "to help him." She said that it was "not a good look" and claimed that Biden, who was there as a presidential candidate and not the debate moderator, needed to "handle it."
Biden can’t control Trump; keeps asking Wallace to help him. Not a good look. Handle it Mr. VP— Megyn Kelly (@megynkelly) September 30, 2020
The president's interjections reached a tipping point just 20 minutes into the commercial-free event as debate moderator Chris Wallace of Fox News asked about the vacant seat on the Supreme Court left following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. While Biden attempted to argue the importance of voting and allowing the American people a voice in the matter, Trump continually interrupted him, prompted the former vice president to eventually state, "Will you shut up, man." Little changed throughout the remainder of the evening as Wallace repeatedly reprimanded Trump for speaking over Biden as they discussed a number of topics ranging from the president's tax records to the coronavirus pandemic.
Kelly's viewpoint on the matter, however, immediately faced opposition. Across social media, she blasted for holding Biden responsible for controlling Trump, something that many pointed out was a task that fell not to the presidential nominee, but rather the debate moderator. Keep scrolling to see how social media is reacting.
Debaters are not charged with handling their opponents. That is the moderator’s job.
Were this a college debate, Trump would have been removed for violating the rules.— ★彡Breiterbart ★彡 (@breiterbart) September 30, 2020
No , handle it moderator.— Laurie Holden (@Laurie_Holden) September 30, 2020
What did you want him to do, Megyn? Slap him upside his stupid head? Throw a hamberder at him? SCREAM???
"Handle him" like a toddler, then? PFFT.
"can't control trump" -- he's the "president."
He agreed to RULES.
Such a stupid take.— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) September 30, 2020
Maybe Wallace should step up and be a moderator.— Robyn Stine (@RobynKnits) September 30, 2020
“Biden can’t control Trump?”
How about “Trump can’t control Trump.”
... you hack. https://t.co/FC0n9G6Fb8— Billy Baldwin (@BillyBaldwin) September 30, 2020
Wasn't aware Biden is auditioning for the role of Trump's nanny but thanks for chiming in. https://t.co/pqlD73SWWm— A.J. Delgado (@AJDelgado13) September 30, 2020
They need to dock Trumps time every time he interrupts and talks over people.— SergeKave🇺🇸🌊 (@1LastRepublican) September 30, 2020
🤡 It’s the moderator’s job to control the debate.— J Schear (@BlueElection) September 30, 2020
Whats the job of the moderator?? pic.twitter.com/NV955xV2fo— Barbara Marshall 🇺🇲 (@BBbmarsh) September 30, 2020
That’s really ignorant, even for you Megs! No a good look sweetie.— Traci Lords (@thetracilords) September 30, 2020
They agreed to the terms of the debate. So, it's Biden's fault Trump can't control himself & has no respect for rules? This is the problem. Trump thinks he's above the law, like a dictator. He isn't about law & order; he's about sowing disorder so he can be above the law.#debate https://t.co/wTThwP9SI5— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) September 30, 2020
Megyn Kelly: your top source for wrong takes since White Jesus. https://t.co/RHcfBDs5nE— Eric Pfeffinger (@epfeffin) September 30, 2020
Literally the moderator’s job, Megyn.— ➖Dustin Miller➖ (@spdustin) September 30, 2020
wasn't his toddler to control— Free Syria Media Hub (@Free_Media_Hub) September 30, 2020