His director admonished him via an earpiece to get control of an off-the-rails debate widely remembered for Trump’s lies and repeated interruptions, Wallace recalled, telling the story on Tuesday in a webinar for the George Washington University School of Media and Public Affairs:
“And I’m thinking, what does he expect me to do? Does he expect me to hit a trap door and have the president of the United States go down? You know, there’s not much you can do in that situation.”
Wallace, who has previously lamented the way the debate played out and said Trump bore “primary responsibility,” also had a definitive answer when asked during the webinar if moderating was like parenting.
“As the father of six children and the grandfather of seven, no,” he replied. “Because my children and grandchildren are much better behaved than that.”
Check out Wallace’s comments from the 1:17 mark in the video here: