President Trump has briefed everyone on how he perceives NBC news. Kristen Welker, a planned moderator of the upcoming presidential debate in Nashville, Tennessee, called it “terrible and unfair” on Saturday in an attack on the debate.
“She’s always been awful and unfair, like most Fake News reporters, but I’ll still play this game.” The people know! How’s Steve Scully doing? “Trump wrote a tweet along with a retweet from Donald Trump Jr.’s son, who linked Welker and her family to prominent Democrats.
The Welker family has donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democrats over the years, and Welker and her family spent Christmas at the White House with Obama in 2012.
DEBATE MODERATOR KRISTEN WELKER TWITTER ACCOUNT DEACTIVATED ON STEVE’S MESSAGE
Trump’s comment to Steve Scully was a reference to a dismissed C-SPAN journalist for allegedly lying that his Twitter account had been hacked before he was appointed moderator of the planned debate between Trump and Biden on October 15 in Miami. , which were eventually abolished.
Scully sent a tweet that some critics thought was biased against Trump as to whether Scully should respond to the president’s criticism of him.
Prior to joining C-SPAN, Scully’s work included Biden’s internship and work for the late U.S. Sen. Democrat Ted Kennedy.
Welker briefly deactivated her Twitter account after Scully claimed she had been hacked.
KRISTEN WELKER, THE FIRST MODERATOR OF THE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE, HAS DEEP DEMOCRATIC LINKS
Trump often deals with interviewers and moderators, including Chris Wallace, who moderated the first debate on September 29 in Cleveland, and NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, moderator of Trump City Hall, which aired instead of canceled the debate in Miami.
The president accused them both of injustice to him.
“Anyone who has ever dealt with Welker knows that she is an activist, not a reporter,” a senior White House official told the New York Post.
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On the contrary, Trump 2020 senior adviser Jason Miller, by contrast, told History host Marty McCallum last week that he believed Welker would do “a great job.”
“I have a very high opinion of Kristen Welker,” he said. “I think she will do a great job as the moderator of the third discussion. I think she is a journalist who is very fair, and I think she will be a very good choice for this third debate. “