Chris Wallace Hated Donald Trump’s Final Speech at the Republican National Convention
What a difference a week makes. Just seven days after heaping praise onto Joe Biden for his powerhouse address upon accepting the Democratic presidential nomination, Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace “was surprised at the lack of fireworks” in President Donald Trump’s speech on the final night of the Republican National Convention.
“First of all, it was far too long, seventy minutes exactly, and I thought at times it felt more like a State of the Union speech,” Wallace said on Fox News Thursday night. “Like a campaign speech, the president went through all his accomplishments during his first term, and they are a great number, and they are considerable, and then… he went after Joe Biden, and he had some good lines.”
But Trump’s zingers failed to impress, and Wallace thought Trump was boring.
“I have to say, in his delivery, again, I thought the president, who we’ve seen really turn on a crowd, was surprisingly flat and didn’t seem to have the bite that he usually does have in his speeches,” Wallace said, though he admitted that Trump’s “ambitious” plans for a second term, including “ten million jobs in ten months, bringing medical supply chains back to the United States,” and “dealing with pre-existing conditions, though we have to point out he hasn’t done that in his first term.”
Wallace was also displeased “with the event itself,” which took place on the White House grounds – an unusual move, to say the least, especially during a pandemic that has claimed 182,000 American lives.
“There were 2,000 people in close quarters on the South Lawn there, with no… seemingly very few of them with masks, no social distancing, ignoring all of the public health recommendations, I suspect that’s gonna get a lot of comment in the next few days,” he said.