Here’s How Chris Wallace Did as Moderator at the Final Presidential Debate

Some viewers hailed the Fox News host for controlling the candidates and shushing the crowd. But not everyone was thrilled

Last Updated: October 19, 2016 @ 8:10 PM

Fox News moderator Chris Wallace drew widespread praise for his handling of the third and final presidential debate, with many viewers praising his firm handling of the candidates’ maneuvering and even shushing the crowd on several occasions.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump faced off in the live 90-minute debate from Las Vegas, which happened less than three weeks before Election Day.

The pair clashed over issues ranging from Syrian refugees to Trump’s comments about women to the activities of the Clinton and Trump foundations.

Even Donald Trump, who clashed with the moderators at the second debate, demonstrated respect for Wallace.

Wallace, like moderators in previous debates, warned the crowd at the top of the debate not to cheer or make noise, and during more than outburst turned around to quiet the attendees.

Many observers felt that Wallace — the first Fox News host to serve as moderator in a general-election debate — did a good job keeping the discussion focused on substantive issue, even throwing in a question about the federal debt, a subject that he noted had not come up during the previous two debates.

But some viewers thought there was a subtle difference in how Wallace handled the two candidates. Here’s a sampling of the reaction: