There’s a classic quote from Robert Heinlein’s book Time Enough for Love, attributed to the character Lazarus Long, that comes to mind in terms of the presidential debates. “Certainly the game is rigged. Don’t let that stop you; if you don’t bet you can’t win.”
President Trump should probably keep that in mind when he faces off against Joe Biden this week. The moderator for this debate will be Kristen Welker of NBC News. While there was never much doubt where nearly every reporter at that network stands in terms of their politics, Welker has a bit of history when it comes to these high-profile debates. Back in 2016, she was caught on a hot mic trying to lend a helping hand to Hillary Clinton’s campaign by tipping off Clinton’s communications director to “at least one question” she planned to ask during an interview following a debate. And there’s plenty more in her background that suggests a definite bias. (Daily Wire)
NBC News reporter Kristen Welker, the debate moderator for the final presidential debate, has strong ties to Democrat activism and has even been caught on camera “tipping off” a member of Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential campaign about “at least one question” that she was going to ask during an interview, according to a new report.
“Welker comes from an established Democratic family — who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years,” The New York Post reported. “Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia, and father, Harvey Welker, a consulting engineer, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and close to $20,000 to Barack Obama alone. There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton’s doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump. Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020.”